How did you cook your turkey, if you had one!

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I just made the best tasting turkey I have ever cooked.

    Slow cooked in a Smoker, no wood added, breast side down, 235 for 9 hours, (18 lb) Only garlic and pepper added.

    WOW it was moist, tender, tasty, perfect!

    From now on breast side down, the meat was so good!
     
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    I have had my turkey cooked along with a few geese in my lifetime more times than I would like to remember.
     
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    haha @Meyer Jordan - sounds like you've learned some hard lessons along the way!

    We cooked our turkey on the smoker, too but we spatchcocked it and cooked it at 350 degrees for just over two hours. We dry brined it for 36 hours first. Delicious!
     
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    I just had the best turkey, too!

    Cooked in a turkey roaster, 325°F, breast up, salt & pepper, 13.5 lbs, 4 hours. Super tender.

    Also had gravy, mashed potatoes, crescent rolls, cranberry sauce, and, of course, stuffing, which many people call "dressing" for some odd reason.


    I'm stuffed. I'm also dressed.
     
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    Deboned a whole turkey breast and then butter basted and roasted with a lemon caper herb sauce! Roasted baby potatoes and sauted green beans.
     
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    @JBtheExplorer - it's stuffing if it's INSIDE the bird; it's dressing if it's OUTSIDE the bird.
     
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    My hubby cooked the turkey.

    All I know is he bought a foil pan and a plastic bag to cook it in and when it was done the bag and pan were thrown out.

    Turned out nice and moist. I only eat the white meat so if it was up to me we wouldn't even make a whole bird.
     
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    I used a wet brine (18 hrs) , about a cup of salt and honey,a fresh right from the farm fresh, turkey.
    First time brineing a turkey. I have brined pork belly to make bacon.
     
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    Had dinner at sisters but I don't eat meat and today making hubby a turkey breast and not a whole turkey in the oven
     
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    In the oven for 5 hours at 325 degrees. Team work with the wife. 25 lb turkey with mashed potatoes, yams, string bean casarole, corn , cranberry sause and hot rolls , All morning and into the early afternoon to prepare and less than 30 minutes after sitting down the food was gone.
    Pies, ice cream and a birthday cake for my mom completed the feast.
    Work today and then to the gym to work off the thousands of calories consumed yesterday.
     
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    Didn't cook, made it over the river to daughters house. She cooked it in the oven like in olden days,lol and it was yummy! I'm gonna cook one today just so we can have the leftovers we missed. Hubby got a free one cuz the people at the store in line in front of him bought over $100 worth of food and so they were entitled to a free turkey. They said they didn't want it so hubby spoke right up and said I'd be glad to take it if you like and they said great!
     
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    I cooked mine in a poultry oven bag...I don't eat it but I heard it was good smdinner.gif
     
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    No, no, no. It's stuffing if it's stuffing.

    It's dressing if its in a bottle and you have to squeeze it out.
     
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    6047D611-BEF6-4C5F-A7AF-EDFD5EB8AAE1.jpeg 34B7CF0E-9976-44F8-BBEA-B9C50F6EDD1A.jpeg 27BF1800-3BAA-4BC3-9C67-55416B457A1C.jpeg Hey I am from the south...... If it ain't Fryed......It ain't Good
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Like how safe they are being.
     
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    That's because I had never Fryed one and on the morning that I was going to cook them..... I was watching "Frying Turkey gone wrong" on You Tube..... Lol
     
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    You are being very smart! I've seen those YouTube videos - most posted by fire departments as warnings!
     
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    How do you attach it to the turkey so it does not come off accidentally? And how would you get it out if it broke off whatever it is attached to? Maybe a wooden pole w/a hook on it to snatch it out before it cooked into nothingness?
     
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