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Cooking a cockerel in the Aga - help!

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Laurah1979 Fri 23-Dec-16 17:17:58

We have a cockerel to cook on Christmas Day and want to cook it in the aga. I'm assuming it will be very similar to just cooking a regular chicken. It's 5kg. Anyone got any hints or tips and any ideas on cooking times?

GuessHowMuchILoveGin Fri 23-Dec-16 18:56:35

I am no help but this is without a doubt my favorite thread title of all time. Good luck!

angryangryyoungwoman Fri 23-Dec-16 18:58:20

What GuessHowMuchILoveGin said

Tweasels Fri 23-Dec-16 19:00:15

grin

Pleasemrstweedie Fri 23-Dec-16 19:04:16

Try this: http://www.agaliving.com/aga-owners/roasting-serving

scurryfunge Fri 23-Dec-16 19:06:46

Does the cockerel belong to a neighbour that has kept you awake?

dairyfarmerswife Fri 23-Dec-16 19:08:47

First, catch your cockerel...

Are you sure it's 5kg? That would be nearly as big as a turkey.... If it's 5lb, then Delia gives some good advice.... www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/chicken-and-other-poultry/how-to-roast-chicken

PurpleMcPants Fri 23-Dec-16 19:10:55

I've just picked up my chicken which is approx the same size. Cooking time in a standard oven is 4 hours, don't know how that translates to Aga cooking time though

Tweasels Fri 23-Dec-16 19:11:04

I bet no one has ever asked this question on NetMums. I'm so embarrassingly working class, I don't know how an aga differs from an oven and I have certainly never cooked a cockerel.

Come to think of it, I have no idea what the difference between a chicken and a cockerel is...other than the cock-a-doodle-dooing obvs grin

Ellapaella Fri 23-Dec-16 19:12:47

What is the difference between a rooster and a cockerel? Not a joke a genuine question...

TheImprobableGirl Fri 23-Dec-16 19:14:55

Isn't the difference literally the 'cock'?

ophiotaurus Fri 23-Dec-16 19:17:05

Do they taste different to hens?

AliceThrewTheFookingGlass Fri 23-Dec-16 19:19:44

I am no help but this is without a doubt my favorite thread title of all time.

I completely agree grin

Laurah1979 Fri 23-Dec-16 19:20:04

Ha ha. My DM ordered it so now I have to figure out how to cook the thing! Glad I have provided amusement though. To be honest I think it's just a massive chicken!

Laurah1979 Fri 23-Dec-16 19:21:13

Dairyfarmerswife....it's definitely 5kg!

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