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Old 11-23-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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Cooking a frozen turkey

I see all the turkey threads are in this forum, so here's another one.
Check out this article in USA Today online about roasting a frozen turkey.
I've got half a mind to look for a small, cheap turkey tomorrow just to try it out.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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Jennie-o has a turkey in a bag, ready for the oven frozen. It is in a bag, then the turkey is in a roasting bag all seasoned and ready for the oven. We have baked these for our holiday parties at work and they were quite good!
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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That is interesting.

I saw a fully stuffed frozen turkey at Wegman's the last couple years and wondered how that could be possible. It must use a similar cooking technique.

They don't mention how you get the bag of giblets and the neck out of the frozen turkey, I am assuming they just leave them in like my sister did the first time she cooked a turkey.
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Interesting, but you can't season the frozen bird til it's at least half way through cooking, I would guess?
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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That'd be my guess, too, Roadfix. Wait til it gets moist and season it.

And they do mention something about taking the giblets "carefully" out after it has thawed, but then Butterball comes back saying that the giblet bags are heat safe, so just let the giblets cook inside the bird and make your giblet gravy/stock afterwards.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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...I am assuming they just leave them in like my sister did the first time she cooked a turkey.
My ex did that before with a chicken. She said she wondered why she could hardly fit any of the stuffing inside
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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My ex did that before with a chicken. She said she wondered why she could hardly fit any of the stuffing inside
Many years ago, pre DH proclaimed himself the King of Turkeys, and we had nicely cooked giblets still in the bird from both ends as well. Luckily they used the paper, not plastic, bags.
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