2 Hour Turkey

Recipe by Keolani
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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
YIELD: 1 turkey
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (12 lb) turkey
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 14 - 34
    cup vegetable oil, to coat
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut off skin at the neck.
  • Cut off wing and second joint.
  • Remove giblets.
  • (It's probably a good idea to cook the wings and giblets to make stock since most of the juice will stay in your turkey rather than making a lot of pan drippings).
  • Clean turkey and pat dry.
  • Salt and pepper inside and out.
  • Coat all over with oil, rubbing in a little to make sure you have a good coating.
  • Sprinkle generously with paprika.
  • Place turkey on its side in a large roaster.
  • Roast in a 400 degree oven for 2-3 hours.
  • 3/4 of the way through the cooking time, turn turkey to the other side.
  • It is very important that you DO NOT PIERCE THE SKIN.
  • Just a hint: To ensure you don't pierce the skin and let out all the juice you might want to use a couple old (clean) oven mitts and just pick up the bird to flip it.
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