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How to cook a turkey

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by danaljamat, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. danaljamat

    danaljamat Out Of The Brooder

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    So how are you all going to cook your turkeys on Christmas day (if you are actually turkey). Mine always turn out quite dry so I am interested in how you prepare and cook them. Any advice?
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:I put mine in a baking bag with a can of beer. Tie it off, then put the lime in the coconut......... Ding!
     
  3. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I put mine in a baking bag with a can of beer. Tie it off, then put the lime in the coconut......... Ding!

    Do you open the can of beer first, or is it just to keep the turkey company?
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:I put mine in a baking bag with a can of beer. Tie it off, then put the lime in the coconut......... Ding!

    Do you open the can of beer first, or is it just to keep the turkey company?

    I open and pour in silly [​IMG] The beer adds a little flavor to the meat, and the bag that is tightly tied and zip tied closed will keep most of the moisture in while the turkey is cooking.
     
  5. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    Deep Fried Turkey! Yummy! [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I make three every year Baked, Smoked and Fried. The fried is always the most popular and when the family shrinks and I have to cut back to one, that's what I will do.
     
  7. BedHead

    BedHead Out Of The Brooder

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    My secret is to 1) never use a bird that's been frozen and 2) do not overcook. Farm fresh ONLY! I stuff it with my super 'secret' stuffing, slather butter all over it, sprinkle on whatever herbs strike my fancy, cover it and cook at about 325F for a while, basting every hour or so. I uncover it for the last maybe ?hour?, keeping the leg and wing tips covered with tinfoil, to brown.

    I've also done beer can turkey on the BBQ - that was DIVINE.
     

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