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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:59 am 
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Dapper Duck
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G'day,
Could somebody tell me the best way of cooking Roosters. I want to be able to cook them before they are fully grown, before they start to crow.
My wife and family are rather squeamish about eating my chooks. Is there a web site with different recipes I can try? I could always make Chicken Sausages. I made a Lasagne with a Rooster I had killed. My daughter had one fork full and said " I am not eating this as it is one of your Chooks" Her husband who could eat a horse ate his and hers. My wife did not look too impressed, the dog enjoyed what she did not eat.
I would appreciate any help please.
Cheers Perry :help: :help:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:08 am 
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Food is a subjective thing the best recipe/way is the one you like.

Home grown chicken can be chewy compared to modern meat birds.

Coq au Vin would be a classic but what is to your taste is a personal thing


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I tend to prefer then slow cooked (like coq au vin) but I know others roast them etc. You can do anything you like with them if you like the taste. As Andrew said they tend to be chewier and stronger flavoured than commercial meat chickens but if slaughtered young they tast just fine to me!

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I do mine for 20 minutes in the pressure cooker and when cooled take the meat off and freeze it to use in casseroles etc. they are tender as anything after the pressure cooker.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooking Roosters.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:00 pm 
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G'day Bruce,
Thank you for your reply.
At what age do you suggest that you process the Roosters?
I have been thinking, if I have 10 Roosters to kill. Kill and partly pluck them. Take all the meat from the bird. That saves all the gutting etc. With the meat, mince and make into, meat load, sausages, spring rolls Etc.
What do you think.
Cheers Perry


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:10 am 
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http://www.backwoodshome.com/how-to-but ... s-or-less/
perry,
have a look at this link it shows how to skin a chicken instead of plucking.
i like to cook poultry still on the bone as it adds to the flavour and then take the meat off. but thats just me.
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I think it's an odd thing that the would rather eat a battery hen from a shop than a healthy, happy, local grown chook! My mother in law is the same with lamb, goat, chicken from my land.

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