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I will stick to using oven bags to cook my turkey. I'm sorry to say but I in grocery store and where the bags are stored at the register is not the cleanest place one. Two the glue, the ink and whatever else might be on the bag I don't want in my food. They make oven bags for this reason. And from the sounds of this recipe it is the same thing but with a nice clean plastic bag vs. a bag you are not sure if someone sneezed on. Just saying with today's germs you got to be careful.

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angie.fonseca November 18, 2012

This recipe brought back wonderful memories. This is how my Mother (who was a wonder cook) always cooked her turkeys. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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farmwife November 04, 2006

This is the easiest way to cook a bird and it comes out the juciest.

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David Selleck November 25, 2005

For the last 40 years this is the ONLY way I have cooked a turkey. It comes out moist, brown and delicious everytime. As far as chemicals...please....aren't we all filled with them anyway?? Try it, it will be the easiest turkey you EVER made!

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lorraine_labbe November 23, 2005

This process did not impress me. I cooked my 8lb bird for 3hrs at 375, cooked until the instant read thermometer read 170, let the bird sit in the bag for 20 mins to rest. I will say that the bird wasn't dried out, but it was as white as white could be..this bird had no colour whatsoever, and was really quite unattractive looking once I pulled it out of the bag. It was basically a steamed turkey. I don't know what I could possibly have done wrong to get such poor results, I followed the recipe verbatim. I was very disappointed as I was hoping for a nice brown juicy birdie for dinner.

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- Momma Loon December 23, 2004

I made my first turkey this year and saw your brown paper bag idea here and decided to try it. It was WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing your tricks of the trade so my family could enjoy a nice, juicy bird!

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krlymami December 14, 2004

This was my first Thanksgiving bird and it was beautiful! Even my MIL complemented my cooking!

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lynettejs December 07, 2004

I used this recipe for my first turkey many years ago. I had honestly forgot about it until coming across it on recipezaar. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with others. P.S. I only used one bag on a small turkey and after rinsing and drying the turkey, put a rosemary and ginger rub on, sealed it in the buttered bag, and put it in the fridge for 24 hours and then roasted the turkey in the same bag. Works great and had superb flavor!

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Shannon Anderson November 28, 2004

Made this for my very first Thanksgiving & it worked perfectly! One small tip-putting another oven rack on TOP of the turkey WILL result in fire...LOL. The skin was perfectly browned & the meat was moist & juicy. YUM!

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bellisima December 30, 2003
Cooking a Turkey in a Bag