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4 hrs 30 mins
Natalie S.'s Note:
Kidd Kraddick is my favorite morning radio show, have been listening to him for about 13 years. He posts this recipe every year for Thanksgiving. No this turkey recipe wont burn your house down because you are using a brown paper bag...but it will taste GREAT!
My Private Note
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- 1Take everything out of the turkey. There will be a giblet bag and some other stuff.
- 2Next add vegetables to the inside of the turkey. You dont even have to peel anything. This is easy because the veggies are just for flavor -- you are going to throw them away later.
- 3Take the onion and cut it into quarters.
- 4Chop a nice long carrot.
- 5Do the same with a couple stalks of celery.
- 6Add several cloves of garlic that you mash between a broad kitchen knife and the kitchen counter.
- 7Throw it all inside the turkey.
- 8Then rub the turkey all over with olive oil -- not butter because butter usually has salt in it and salt is the enemy of a moist turkey. Make sure the whole bird is covered in olive oil.
- 9Put the turkey in a roasting pan and cover it with a large brown paper bag.
- 10Staple shut. If you have a huge turkey use two paper bags at each end. It wont stick to the bird because of the olive oil.
- 11Sprinkle the bag all over with water.
- 12Place into pre-heated 375 F oven. ON THE MIDDLE RACK.
- 13The bag wont burn because paper burns at 451 and we're at 375 degrees.
- 14The advantage of the brown paper bag over the reynolds cooking bag is that the paper breathes so the turkey ROASTS. In the reynolds bag the turkey STEAMS, giving it a different taste.
- 15Roast for 13-15 minutes per pound.
- 16When you think it's ready, shove a meat thermometer through the bag and into the turkey and give it a minute to register. Make sure it doesnt touch the bone.
- 17The thermometer should register between 163-170 degrees.
- 18Remove from oven, cut away the bag and remove the basting pan.
- 19Do not throw out the drippings!
- 20To make the gravy, strain the pan juices into a really big pot. Any juices that accumulate on the turkey platter get poured into the pot.
- 21Add six oz. of boiling chicken broth and 1/8 cup of corn starch to the gravy to thicken it up. Cook on low heat and stir and cook and stir.
- 22If it seems it isnt going to be thick enough, add a little more corn starch.
- 23What about the talk that brown paper bags are unsafe for cooking?.
- 24If you mean unsafe because of fire, it is important that the bag doesnt make contact with the heating element of the oven. If you mean because of the recycled paper bag releasing toxins into the turkey, all we can say is that this recipe has been around for over 30 years. We,ve been postonmg this recipe for over 10 years and never had a single complaint that anyone got sick. We've had hundreds of emails that this is the best turkey they've ever tasted and the perfect recipe for first time chefs!
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Nutritional Facts for Kidd Kraddick's Famous Brown Bag Turkey
Serving Size: 1 (779 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1609.4
- Calories from Fat 719
- Total Fat 79.9 g
- Saturated Fat 22.5 g
- Cholesterol 677.2 mg
- Sodium 666.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 1.5 g
- Protein 203.8 g