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how long do i cook a 17lb dry-brined STUFFED turkey?

I brined my 17lb turkey the full three days and want to eat at 5pm. I'm stuffing the bird with a sausage and prune stuffing, and was wondering if putting the bird in at noon was too early?

asked by VCorey04 over 2 years ago
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Monita

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added over 2 years ago

You could start it an hour later but wouldn't wait longer than that. You want time for it to rest after it comes out of the oven

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Kristen Miglore

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added over 2 years ago

It might be a little early -- it will probably be more in the 3/12-4 hour range, but you'll want it to rest the turkey for at least 30 minutes (and a little longer can't hurt -- just tent it with foil if you're worried it's cooling off). So 12pm sounds fine!

And be sure to wait till the stuffing is 165 degrees -- the dry brining should help protect the meat from drying out.

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Kristen Miglore

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added over 2 years ago

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