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Old 11-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Turkey flipping ideas

I'm planning to cook a larger turkey by starting it out upside-down and then flipping it. I don't want to spear it, and due to the ice-storm here, I may not have a chance to get cooking string. So I was thinking about pre-rigging some handles from steel safety-wire.

Does anyone have a better method??

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Is it really necessary to flip it? I'm afraid you might end up burned and/or drop the turkey. If you are determined, you certainly won't want to do it by yourself.

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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I never flip. Butterballs used to come with a string cradle to lift the bird out of the roasting pan. Maybe you could fashion something like that.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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Use a spatula and flip it like a flapjack. If you really want to flip it I would use a couple of large forks. Stick each one in both sides and roll it towards or away from you lengthways.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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thanks

Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I'm determined to start it breast down and then flip it. I may use the large forks, I just wanted to avoid poking holes in it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:26 PM   #6
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Do you need to flip it mostly for browning?
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:30 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I'm determined to start it breast down and then flip it. I may use the large forks, I just wanted to avoid poking holes in it.
Use a couple of pot lids, then
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
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Put on your oven mitts, put two ziploc bags over them, have someone hold down the roaster and you flip the bird. Works great and then you just toss the baggies.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:39 PM   #9
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Put on your oven mitts, put two ziploc bags over them, have someone hold down the roaster and you flip the bird. Works great and then you just toss the baggies.
Good idea. The first thing I thought of was the heat proof gloves that came with my rotisserie, but I didn't mention them since most people don't have them.

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Old 11-23-2010, 08:32 PM   #10
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I use two good strong wooden spoons, one in each cavity opening, to lift and flip the bird. Of couse mine isn't stuffed so it works a treat.
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