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Oct 11, 2013 01:12 PM

Hanging a chicken by a string in front of fireplace. Anyone tried it?

I want to but I want to hear your experiences doing this. What tips can you offer?

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  1. I haven't tried it but you might want to think of something else to hold your chicken; wire perhaps, as a string might burn.

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    1. You couldn't just hang the bird; you'd need to be able to rotate it. And why would you want to do this? this is why spits were invented thousands of years ago.

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        1. Not chicken.But I cooked duck breasts.I saw this on one of Julia Childs shows. He was a chef who cooked the duck breasts by tying them up with string. Then letting them hang in front of the fireplace. He would wind the string and let it spin. Drip pan below.I did the same and came out great.I have a large wood stove and love cooking in it.

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          1. Tip: Make sure all the other chickens see the example you're making of this bird. That way the rebellion will be quashed and its provocateurs silenced.

            1. Yes, it works good.

              I've used the technique to roast various things in front of a Rumford fireplace.

              I simply wet the string to keep it from burning.

              Here's a video on YouTube (not mine).........

              The Julia Child show that emglow101 mentioned is "Cooking with Master Chefs."
              Jean-Louis Palladin roasts magret on a string.
              Starting at about 19:40....