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Who Has Tried This Full-Tilt Roast Chicken?

kaleokahu | Sep 4, 202004:06 PM     25

I really like roast chicken. Really, I'm wiling to go the extra mile, with Zuni, Tom Keller, Wahine's blowdryer, beer can suppositories, spatchcocking, pretty much anything reasonably calculated to improve the state of the art.

But: (a) blanching; (b) icing; (c) poaching; (d) cooling; (e) high oven roast ; (f) low oven roast; (g) carve; (h) selectively re-roast? Really? Shouldn't there also be sous vide and heliostat steps? And what of meat-gluing the carved bird back together again, Humpty Dumpty-style? I shudder to think what a turducken done this way would entail...

Has anyone tried this? Is it any better than just roasting a chicken?

Perfecting Roast Chicken, the French Way

The method—call it poach-and-roast—is regarded, at least in France, as the best way to insure a moist and not-ruined chicken.

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