Midwestern Meats

Buy the best All Natural Fresh Turkey from Midwestern Meats

-Place fresh turkey on a rack, breast side up in a pan.

-Rub entire turkey with your choice of cooking oil, bacon fat or butter.

-Make a foil tent to cover the turkey, crimping foil edges under  the edge of the pan. 

-Cook turkey in a preheated 325 degree oven for 12-15 minutes per pound, or until  the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees or ,depending on personal  preference, up to 180 degrees.  Your  pop up timer will pop when the turkey is ready.

-During the last half hour of baking, remove the foil and let the turkey lightly brown.  Do not over bake your turkey.

-Watch your pop up timer, if your Turkey has one, this will tell you when the turkey is ready.  If you want to check with a thermometer, insert in the thickest part of the breast and the innermost  part of the thigh and wing, looking to reach 165 degrees up to 180 degrees if preferred. 

-Bake your stuffing separately in a greased casserole dish, using juices from the turkey to baste the stuffing. 

Written by Rod McConnell — November 16, 2013