Recipe by sjboswell
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.
Directions See How It's Made
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.While oven is heating, wash turkey in cold water, removing giblets, neck, tail and any pinfeathers.
- Rub oil over all sides of turkey.and place turkey in uncovered roasting pan in oven.
- 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.
- 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.