Overnight High-Heat Turkey

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by Debber

Here's a HIGH-heat alternative--that kills those pesky salmonella bugs--leaving behind nothing but a tasty, moist bird. Original recipe comes from *Southern-Style Christmas* by Lucinda Secrest McDowell. Cooking time includes baking one hour plus overnight resting.

Top Review by Bluemonkey

We do Turducken in a similar fashion...yeah , I know, a Canadian making Turducken? YUP! You must remember to check the temperature of the turkey with an accurate reading meat thermometer though to ensure you've reached the bacteria killing temperature needed . This method works a treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. About an hour before you go to bed, preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Wash turkey thoroughly and empty the neck and carcass cavities.
  3. Do NOT stuff the bird (that's not negotiable).
  4. Rub outside of turkey with olive oil.
  5. Place bird in roaster and pour water over.
  6. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and bake at 500 for one hour.
  8. After one hour, turn down oven to its lowest setting (without actually turning it off).
  9. Leave bird in oven, lid on and go to bed.
  10. Wake up to a bird that is tender, juicy, brown and ready.

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