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how to cook a turkey?

i really really want to cook a turkey for my kids this year but i do not even know where to begin. My mother passed away when i was really young so i was never taught or can not use her to teach me. any sights that teach how to prepare and cook a turkey


Asked by iluvmymomasboys at 8:10 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • The giblets are in a plastic bag inside one of the ends of the turkey. You have to reach your hand in there and pull the bag out, along with the neck. Some people cook it up and eat it, make stock out of it, depends on what you like.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 5:12 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Go to they will have all the directions and times for the size of your turkey. They even have a hot line you can call with questions.

    Answer by crazymomof4787 at 8:15 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • For best results:

    Brine the turkey overnight in a salt water solution, then:

    How to Cook a turkey pt 1

    How to Cook a turkey pt 2


    Some people will argue with that, and say you should start it low and turn it up to high.  I have yet to meet anyoen who has tried this way, high first then low, who has ever gone back to the old way of low to hight.  Only people who refuse to try it and insist their way is "better" even though they haven't tried both ways.


    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:16 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • It's so easy. Rub with a mixture of olive oil and herbs. Even rub under the skin. Sprinkle with a little paprika. Put a little water in the pan. Put in oven according to directions that come with it. Around 4 hours depending on weight. Do not baste, do not cover. Get one with a pop up timer if you are unsure.

    Answer by mompam at 8:18 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • The easiest way to cook a turkey is in a Reynold's cooking bag. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the package. Be sure to buy the turkey size bag and get a turkey with a pop-up thermometer, and you can't mess it up.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:33 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • but how do you get all the giblets out and what am i looking for when it comes to the giblets.

    Comment by iluvmymomasboys (original poster) at 9:11 PM on Oct. 9, 2010


    Answer by SophiaofLight at 5:13 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

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    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:53 AM on Oct. 11, 2010