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    Slow-Roasted Turkey

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    21 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    21 hrs

    Sandy B 44's Note:

    The turkey comes out moist and golden - with no effort on your part. Slow-roasting keeps the juices in. It is nearly impossible to over-bake, because the temperature is so low. The secret is NOT basting or salting. Basting or salting draws out moisture and dries out the turkey. IMPORTANT: Plan ahead: Thaw turkey in refrigerator for 1 day per 4-5 lbs, (For faster thawing, you could thaw in cold water. Change the water frequently.) Allow 1 hour per lb + 1 hour to cook - i.e. total: 21 hours for 20-lb turkey.

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    Serves: 20



    Units: US | Metric

    • 20 lbs turkey, thawed
    • 1/2 cup salad oil


    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.While oven is heating, wash turkey in cold water, removing giblets, neck, tail and any pinfeathers.
    2. 2
      Rub oil over all sides of turkey.and place turkey in uncovered roasting pan in oven.
    3. 3
      Bake for 1 hours at 300 degrees to kill bacteria. Then lower oven heat to 180 degrees (desired internal temperature). Bake for remaining 20 hours.
    4. 4
      If wings or thighs begin to brown too fast, wrap them with foil. About 2 hours before time to serve the turkey, check for doneness. If necessary, raise the oven heat to 350 degrees to finish cooking or browning.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 07, 2012


      Best turkey ever! I've been cooking turkeys this way for over 10 years now and there is no comparison if you want a moist, tender turkey! Turn the oven to a higher temp at the end for a nice brown color, but it's not necessary if you just slice and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Slow-Roasted Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (459 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 774.1
    Calories from Fat 376
    Total Fat 41.8 g
    Saturated Fat 11.0 g
    Cholesterol 308.7 mg
    Sodium 295.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 92.7 g

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