This week on The Sporkful podcast I discuss the Veggieducken, a dish I created for my Cooking Channel web series Good To Know so that vegetarians too would have a large, time-consuming, centerpiece-worthy dish to prepare at the holidays. This video gets into more detail on the construction process, and shows you how to make this veggiedream a reality:
(Note: This video was originally done in 2012. This year, Epicurious rolled out their own Vegducken. I think it's great that they wanted to build on my creation and try to make it better. But they failed to credit me in their posts for creating the Vegducken and inspiring their work, even though they've admitted to me privately that that's exactly what happened. A single sentence of credit with a link would be the ethical and journalistically sound thing to do. To make something based on someone else's creation and then claim you "created" it, as they have, is the wrong thing to do.)
OK, back to the ORIGINAL Veggieducken...
In short it's sweet potatoes stuffed inside leeks stuffed inside a banana squash, with vegetarian stuffing between each layer. Just like the turducken, except completely different.
One tip to add to the video -- If you can't find a banana squash, use two butternut squashes. Once you slice them up you can put them both on one big platter. The full recipe is here.
Here are some photos of the process: