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Thanksgiving Turkey Lailas_Momma+1Ange TTC since Jun 2013; 17 kids; New Mexico 561 posts
9th Nov '12

Ok this will be my first year making my own turkey, and I have absolutely no idea how to make one.



How do you make yours? Any special rub or recipe for it?



I need help mommas I want my DH and his family to love the turkey I cook.



TIA!!

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16093 posts
9th Nov '12

My parents fry their turkey! It is freaking amazing

Addi&Aria'smama Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5609 posts
9th Nov '12

I get a turkey bag. I think Reynold's makes it. I flip the turkey upside down and let it cook upside down in it's own juice for a few hours. Most tender turkey I have ever made. Super juicy.

john casey (mtka) 3 kids; Bradley, Illinois 21994 posts
9th Nov '12

slather is it butter,put it in a bag, poor some chicken stock on it and bake it till the thingy pops

~Nerdy~ 2 kids; Grapeview, WA, United States 8135 posts
9th Nov '12

I actually put some broth in the bottom of the roasting pan with a few sliced onions.
With the turkey, I mix butter, pepper, salt, a bit of garlic, and rosemary and rub it all over.
I melt the butter, brush it on turkey, then rub the spices on.
Also, I don't baste the turkey often. The more you open the oven door, the temp drops and it can dry the turkey out.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
9th Nov '12

TURKEY! Ahh, I want Thanksgiving!
Anyways, honey glazed turkey is incredible. I personally have never had to make a turkey either. We usually spend Thanksgiving at my great grandmother's house, but here is a link for the recipe. I believe it's the one she uses.




http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Honey-Glazed-Turkey




My mouth is watering just thinking about it! :P

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46200 posts
status 9th Nov '12

We normally spatchcock it, because it cooks faster and very, very juicy.



I brush it in olive oil mixed with sage, fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt.

Lailas_Momma+1Ange TTC since Jun 2013; 17 kids; New Mexico 561 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Addi's Momma:" I get a turkey bag. I think Reynold's makes it. I flip the turkey upside down and let it cook upside down in it's own juice for a few hours. Most tender turkey I have ever made. Super juicy."


does the skin still come out crispy since its upside down?

Lailas_Momma+1Ange TTC since Jun 2013; 17 kids; New Mexico 561 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting ~Nerdy~:" I actually put some broth in the bottom of the roasting pan with a few sliced onions. With the turkey, ... [snip!] ... spices on. Also, I don't baste the turkey often. The more you open the oven door, the temp drops and it can dry the turkey out."


This sounds yummy! How often do you baste it? I know my sister does it every 30 minutes and it's usually dry... :/

Lailas_Momma+1Ange TTC since Jun 2013; 17 kids; New Mexico 561 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting coℓton's mama.
Lailas_Momma+1Ange TTC since Jun 2013; 17 kids; New Mexico 561 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" We normally spatchcock it, because it cooks faster and very, very juicy. I brush it in olive oil mixed with sage, fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt."



Is it hard to spatchcock it? Or you kinda just cut around the bones to remove it that way?

~Nerdy~ 2 kids; Grapeview, WA, United States 8135 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Lailas_Momma TTC #2:" This sounds yummy! How often do you baste it? I know my sister does it every 30 minutes and it's usually dry... :/"

It depends on how long it has to cook. Usually I baste it every 1.5-2hrs.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46200 posts
status 9th Nov '12
Quoting Lailas_Momma TTC #2:" Is it hard to spatchcock it? Or you kinda just cut around the bones to remove it that way?"


Yup. You just cut it out and flatten it. It's awesome.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
9th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lailas_Momma TTC #2:</b>" This sounds amazing and different I've personally never had a honey glazed turkey but it sounds yum!"</blockquote>




It is amazing! :)

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
9th Nov '12

I inject my turkey and also brine it the day before. I usually just make my own marinade and I put that in my injector, and do it different places around the turkey, but a lot in the breasts of the turkey