Monday, November 29, 2010

turkey cooking

Tried something new with my turkey this time, you cook it at 450 degrees for 2 hours. The turkey I used was a Honey Suckle white and weighed 12 1/2 pounds and had the pop up timer. I rubbed it with olive oil and sprinkled my seasoning on it and popped it in the oven. I was afraid that 450 might be a bit high but as you can see in the picture, it turned out great. You do have to wrap the end of the legs with foil to keep them from burning and tuck the wings underneath. The skin is crispy and brown and the meat inside is nice and juicy. I did have to add a little water now and then to the bottom of the roaster. I was a little chicken when I checked after and hour and decided to put a little foil over the top of the turkey. I am not sure I would have needed to do this, but if you try this just check it and see what you think. If you like crispy skin try it with out putting the foil over it. Lacey (my daughter) and Vinny (her husband) are coming over on Wednesday for our Thanksgiving dinner. I have for the last few years cooked my turkey the weekend before Thanksgiving, it is all boned and sliced, ready to heat and eat. It frees up my oven for all the other things, and there is nothing I hate more than seeing that turkey carcass sitting there waiting for me to pick off all the meat. I am usually so full that that is the last thing I want to do. Buy cooking the turkey ahead it makes the meal a lot more enjoyable. I can sit and visit and catch up on what is happening with family.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea Sandy about cooking the turkey a head of time.
    And I like the turkey skin crispy.....

    Brave one trying it at 450F haha It looks good !