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Can you fry a rooster older than a year?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by caters, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. caters

    caters New Egg

    Dec 10, 2015
    From what I understand rooster meat is much tougher than that of a hen and has more dark meat almost like duck.

    And it is best if you roast an older rooster rather than fry it or use any other quick cooking technique.

    But I am wondering if it is possible to fry an older rooster like how you would fry a young hen and have it be tender without using too much meat tenderizer.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Depending upon how old 'older' is, I feel that the best way to cook a rooster is to crock pot him or slow cook for an extended period of time.
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Agree with above...

    You could also use him as a soup... or boil in the bag method..
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I don't think it would work. There's a reason Grandma used young cockerels for fryers. Older birds don't do well with the high heat.

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