There is a single foolproof way to cook the perfect Turkey. It is so easy to do that there are only a few ways to screw up:
- You forgot to turn on the oven.
- You sat the wrong oven temperature.
- You bought a frozen turkey and forgot to let it defrost.
- You passed out drunk and left the turkey in the oven too long.
- You stuffed the turkey and did not allow extra time for the stuffing.
Those are about the only ways we can think of that you can screw up this easy way to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. So, what is this foolproof method of cooking the perfect turkey? Well, follow these steps below and we guarantee your friends and /or family will be calling you Iron Chef in no time.
Step 1: Remove the turkey from the freezer or refrigerator. If the turkey is frozen follow the instructions on the package to defrost; remember to allow enough time for it to defrost. If you own animals, i.e. cats or dogs, make sure the turkey is out of harm’s way or you will be enjoying KFC on Thanksgiving.
Step 2: Remove the neck, giblets and heart from the chest cavity of the turkey. Remember to take a peek inside the bird’s rear too as those sneaky turkey farmers like to tuck a special package back there.
Step 3: Rinse and pat dry the turkey.
Step 4 (optional): Stuff the bird with your family stuffing recipe or your favorite flavor of Stove Top.
Step 5 (Most Important): Place the turkey inside a Reynolds Oven Bag or some other brand. Before you place the bird inside the bag, place a tablespoon of flour inside the bag and shake it so as to prevent the dead animal from sticking to the bag.
Step 6: Make six 1-inch slits in the bag.
Step 7: Place the turkey in the pre-heated oven and set the timer for the allowed time.
Step 8: Don’t pass out and remember to remove the turkey from the oven after the allowed time.
Step 9: Remove the turkey from the bag and allow it rest 15 to 20 minutes before carving, breast side down.
Step 10: Flip the turkey breast side up and carve the most perfect, moist turkey you have ever prepared.