Trussing

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  1. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Golly gee, you dun blown my mind.
     
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    Would you mind explaining this? Particularly how you keep the feet tied down. I just trussed one with a needle, but my feet are up in the air. :confused:
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    damn, that looks like one of ed morel's dates.
     
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    In this step

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    you run the string above the folded back foot rather than above the drumstick. To secure it in like a tight package as I have there, which really is for poaching rather than roasting*, you just cut tiny slits in the skin and stick the ankle joint into them then proceed normally.

    *I'm not sure why this is, it is just traditional to truss differently for different dishes.
     
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    I've never poached a whole bird. Just the breasts on the bateau. And only twice. Nice results, though. Thanks for the explanation.
     
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    Do you autoclave your trussing needles before you suture your birds?
     
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    Oh, I forgot. You need to cut the tendons between the drumstick and foot so that they don't pull against what you are trying to do. Not all the way through, just a little cut where you feel them resisting.
     
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