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And it will cook more evenly on a shallow pan than one with high sides. Alternate routes to the table. A whole turkey should reach degrees F, measured with a thermometer in the thickest part of the inner thigh.

Recommended from Chowhound. As you prepare to cook a feast, you open the fridge But as a rough guide, figure 1.

For starters, the ice throughout those cells does not melt evenly: My husband hangs out there each night after I go to bed so I consider this all his fault for not checking on the bird. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.

Wax on produce. The USDA recommends thawing your turkey in the refrigerator. Once thawed, use within days after thawing. The USDA recommends you leave a measly one-pound roast in there for up to three days. Check out our from-scratch recipe!

Check out our best turkey carving tips. As H 2 O freezes, it can expand up to nine percent. Microwave ovens heat unevenly; therefore, the turkey may become partially cooked in some places while other spots maybe be still frozen. All rights reserved. One warning: The majority of turkeys cooked on Thanksgiving are purchased frozen and a common problem on Thanksgiving morning is waking up and realizing that the turkey has not thawed completely.

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