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Halloween Franken-Turkey

Horrify them with this frightful main dish!

This Halloween terrify your whole family with this Franken-Turkey. It gets served looking like a bird with 8 wings!

You simply insert chicken wings into incisions in a turkey breast before you roast it. As the fat and skin render and roast the whole thing fuses together so that your dish looks like some creature from a sci-fi film. An easy trick that will have them squealing with delight when you bring it to the table this Halloween. 

Your kids will be talking about it all year!

What you'll need:

 1 large turkey breast

 8 chicken wings

 2 tablespoons olive oil

 1 tablespoon honey

 1/2 teaspoon paprika

 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1/4 teaspoon black pepper



 Preheat oven to 325 F. 

 Place your turkey breast skin-side up on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife make incisions through the skin about an inch from the bottom of the breast (make sure to go through both the skin and the flesh). Continue around the breast until you have 8 such slits.

 Use a finger to expand each slit into a round hole. Taking one wing at a time force the fat end of the drumette side (not the flat) through a hole. Continue for all eight wings.

* I know... I have MAD MSPaint skills!

 In a small bowl mix together glaze ingredients and brush onto the Franken-Turkey.

 Roast the turkey in a large roasting dish until a probe reads 185 F.

 Using two spatulas carefully lift from the roasting dish onto your serving platter.

Want more frighteningly festive Halloween recipes? Check out my Halloween' Lady's Fingers Recipe and Halloween Guacamole Exorcism Recipe.

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