Turkey Cooking - 5 years running best turkey ever.

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  • matefrio

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    Seven years ago I got tired of BAD turkey. Many Many years of dry and one raw turkey on the table, my family and inlaws just couldn't pull off a good turkey. Then only good ones I had were cooked or fried by a pro but that's $$.

    Scouring the Internet I came upon Alton Browns's (From the show Good Eats). I followed his instructions and it came out sooooo good and moist and cooked correctly I've taken over the turkey baking from that year on. I don't trust anyone unless I quiz them.

    Brining and meat temperature thermometers are the key, but thawing and getting a 18lb MAX bird are close seconds.

    Last, it covers carving!

    So be the hit of your families or friends T day gathering or cook for yourself.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

    Here are the videos for the episodes and a link to the food network so you don't need to take notes.

     

    robertc1024

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    I used his recipe last year and I definitely concur. We have enough people over that we need two. Wifey-mate and I get in a turkey cooking contest.
     

    Skip

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    We used his brine around 6 years ago and loved it. Now we like using the rottesserie, but Alton's recipe definitely rocks.

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"
     
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