Capons?

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They are castrated roosters ...
slaughtered at 8 months or less.
5 to 8 lbs..
usualy very tender.
roast or butter roast
 
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I saw these at the store the other day. I looked it up and understand that they are an emasculated rooster. Are they of a certain age? How do they differ from other poultry? What is the best way to prepare them?

TIA
 

pete

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Castration does not directly make them tastier. After they are castrated they grow larger and fatter. Its this fattening that makes them so much tastier.
 
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Good Q MaryeO. I know that capons are male and castrated , But I do not think the same proccess
goe's into those dreaded Pur^*e oven stuffers
 
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Thats funny. At work once a month we do a renissance dinner. A acting company comes in.KIng Arther, Lancealot and Quienaver (sp) and of course merlin. I would do midevil fare and even have a small role. When Arther was about to behead a guest I would come in with my steel and cleaver and invite everyone to dinner. Arther would throw his sword at my feet and bow!! I wish I got royalties
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pete

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Another great book about 13th century cooking and eating habits is "Fabulous Feasts". It is mostly a reference book, but has a number of recipes towards the end of the book. My favorite chapter though is the chapter that details food laws that governed the markets in 13th century London.
 

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