truss


To secure poultry or other food (usually meat) with string, pins or skewers so the food maintains a compact shape during cooking.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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How to Truss a Chicken

Trussing a chicken only takes a few seconds, but it's well worth the time and effort. It helps the chicken keep its shape and cook more evenly.

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