throw it in a big pot of lightly salted water and boil it for 6-12 hours,then put it under the broiler till the skin starts darkening up pretty good and turns crispy it shouldn't take more than an hour or two
Posted 8:57 am, 11/25/2014
Let him soak with some salt and rub him. Put some fresh stuff up his ***, use pinapple to stick on him and juice at the bottom.Cover with tin foil. Put it on low heat all day and all night and you got yourself the most juice piece of bird you ever ate especially with the breast meat.
Posted 8:25 am, 11/25/2014
brine the bird! before you cook it, brine it for a couple of hours!..or, soak it over =night in buttermilk.
your cookbook should have good brine recipes. i brine all poultry, and pork before i cook.
Remember to take out that giblet packet. I know someone who left that in on their first attempt and got a turkey that tasted like cardboard (I guess from the paper wrapping on the giblets).
Posted 6:30 am, 11/25/2014
Funny. I love Lucy one of their episodes was a Thanksgiving Dinner and Lucy drops the Turkey and QUICKLY picks it up and say, " I will go to the Kitchen and get the Other Turkey." So funny.
Posted 6:28 am, 11/25/2014
Wake up really early. That is my best tip. you can nap once the bird is in oven, unless you are OCD and have not prepped your sides.
Posted 6:25 am, 11/25/2014
What fun! When I was young and had that first turkey I went with The Joy of Cooking Cookbook. Now I have my own way. We have baked turkey (my favorite), Fried Turkey.. BBQ Turkey... Have fun with your first turkey! Ask your mom, if she is still alive...use the Butterball app! make your own tradition...drop one or two of your best efforts on the kitchen floor and spill your best gravey.
Posted 5:09 am, 11/25/2014
Goggle Butterball Turkey and in will walk you through how to cook a Turkey. Good Luck.
Posted 5:03 am, 11/25/2014
This will b my first time cooking a turkey!!! Would like to hear how others cook theirs. Ive been told basically ...clean out, wash, dry , butter ,wrap in foil,bake and about last 15 min butter more bake uncoverd 15 minutes.