ACK!!! Turkey is still frozen!!!

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  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I'm supposed to be cooking the turkey for tomorrow and the darn thing is still sort of frozen! I need to cook it today. It'll take 3-4 hours to cook. It's still frozen on the insides of the legs and kind of on the inside. [​IMG]

    How do I thaw the darn thing? It's currently sitting in a dishpan full of cold water. Does Dominoe's deliver turkey? That's usually the extent of my cooking...
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The water should work - you may need to change the water every here and there, but I have the same problem. It was in the fridge for 3 days and still rock hard.
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    change the cold water often, it will defrost but will take a couple hours depending on its size. if its still in a wraper take it out.
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Keep it in water, unwrapped, but change the water frequently so that there will be continued thawing. About every 20 minutes.

    Good luck. If necessary, you can start to cook, on a low temperature, it while it is still partially frozen, but be sure to either put it in a roasting bag or cover the entire bird and pan with foil so that the outside wont dry out.

    Try the Butterball turkey hotline. 1-800-butterball 8am to 8pm central time.
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Okay... I can do this. It's in the water.
    The turkey's not a butterball. It's one Dad got from Sam's. Can I still call the Butterball hotline?

    I got the innards out. Can I feed them raw to the chickens? Is that a form of cannabilism? Eek!
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Cook the innard & give them to the chooks. They'll love you for it.

    Go ahead & call Butterball. [​IMG] They'll help you!
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Do they have to be cooked? If I remember correctly they stink to high heaven when cooked.

    I'm putting butterball on speed dial...
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Just rinse them off and boil them up for 30 mins or so. That's what I do.
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Gotcha.
    Wonder what the Butterball people would do if I asked them if my chickens could eat the gizzard? [​IMG]
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    the ultimate recycling!

    I'm certain that if I died in my backyard, my chickens would eat as much of me as they could.
     

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