First time with Turkeys, Tom weighs 46 pounds dressed!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MeatKing, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    So excited, now just have to find a pan big enough to cook it!! Haha I wonder how long that will take!
     
  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Thats a good size turkey....what breed?
     
  3. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is awesome. How old was the Tom? That is gonna take a while to cook!
     
  4. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thats a lot of turkey!!!

    I read on another forum where someone suggested de-boneing really big turkeys and rolling the stuffing up in the meat, roulade style. Tends to fit in the oven better that way.
     
  5. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I cooked a big one before. It was not that pan that was hard to find to fit. It was a oven tall enough to fit that big boy in. I think I would butterfly that bird.
     
  6. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! That is quite the pan. What temp do you cook your Turkey on, and how do you formulate the cooking time?
     
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    OP, I sure hope you're hungry!! That's HUGE!
     
  9. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! That is quite the pan. What temp do you cook your Turkey on, and how do you formulate the cooking time?

    cook Turkey at 325 degrees, it's supposed to be 1/2 hour per pound but mine are always done long before that. last year my t6urkey weighed 35lbs. I put it in the oven at midnight and according to the temp gauge I had put in the breast it was done about 9:30 in the mornig. this year it's 41lbs and I will do the same time, maybe at 11 instead.
     
  10. kbu

    kbu Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a much better idea for the cooking of a big bird....not the oven....the GRILL!!! we grilled ours and it was great![​IMG]

    oh, and one of the other nice things...more oven space for the side dishes!![​IMG]
     
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