Thanksgiving / Christmas Turkey & Gravy

Today's video recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey & Gravy


Hey Everyone! Sorry since its been so long since my last post. I've been working on this next post for a while now. I thought that I would try an instructional video! let me know what you think!
Prep Time: 1- 2 hours
Cook Time:
4-5 hours depending on turkey weight
Ready In:
7 hours
a lot

Here's What You'll Need:
1 Large turkey

To go on the outside/under the skin of the turkey:
vegetable oil
1/2 lb unsalted butter

To go inside the turkey:
1 onion cut into fourths
1 carrot cut into thirds
2 bay leaves
1 garlic head cut horizontally

1 chopped turkey neck
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot
1 chopped celery stalk
1/2 cup white wine
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup + 1 tbsp flour


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My Personal Review:

I know a lot of you are thinking that being in charge of the turkey is a HUGE responsibility but Over all, i think this went extremely smooth. I think if you plan in advance to give your self an extra hour or two before and after so things aren't rushed I think that anyone even a beginner could make the turkey for a special holiday meal. to be honest... this was my first turkey! Remember, if your turkey is frozen, you'll need up to 5 days to thaw your turkey in the refrigerator, or up to 12 hours if your thawing your turkey in cold water! The hardest thing about making the turkey is planning! also keep in mind not all turkeys cook for the same amount of time. take a look at this chart to determine how long you should cook your turkey.

Not Stuffed
8 to 12 lb breast 2 3/4 to 3 hrs
12 to 14 lb breast 3 to 3 3/4 hrs
14 to 18 lb breast 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hrs
18 to 20 lb breast 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hrs
20 to 24 lb breast 4 1/2 to 5 hrs

8 to 12 lb breast 3 to 3 1/2 hrs
12 to 14 lb breast 3 1/2 to 4 hrs
14 to 18 lb breast 4 to 4 1/4 hrs
18 to 20 lb breast 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hrs
20 to 24 lb breast 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 hrs

My Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Clean Plates


Melissa said...

Holy cow! That turkey (even though Maddie said it looked like a pig) looked AWESOME. I've never stuffed a turkey. Was the flavor amazing? I'll have to try this for Christmas!

Greg Kopp said...

Honestly it was one of the best turkeys I've ever had... It was so moist and had amazing flavor! offense mom!