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How long does it take to dethaw a turkey?

asked by XXX-XXX-6602 about 6 years ago
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drbabs

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added about 6 years ago

In the refrigerator (which is what is recommended) about 24 hours per 5 pounds of bird--but don't leave it more than 5 days. (You can take out the giblets etc. as they thaw to expedite the thawing.)

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added about 6 years ago

How long does it take to realize there's no such word as "dethaw?"

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added about 6 years ago

Three days typically.

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pierino

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added about 6 years ago

I[m joining the long slow, in the refrigerator chorus on this. I mean there's still 12 days until you have to start seriously cooking. And yes, "thaw" would be the correct usage."Dethaw" or "unthaw" would suggest the opposite.

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added about 6 years ago

My fridge is cold, so I am giving my 16 pounder 4 days.

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added about 6 years ago

You can also dethaw in your sink and run cold water over it. Make sure to change out your water, however. NO WARM WATER!