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What can I use to baste my turkey to get it golden brown

asked by DeniseV almost 5 years ago

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added almost 5 years ago

Keep basting with the drippings that are at the bottom of the pan every 20 mins or so and as it roasts you will develop that deep golden brown colour.

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added almost 5 years ago

What can you use?
Get a plastic turkey baster from the dollar store. You'll only use it a few times a year so no point buying an over priced one from the over priced kitchen store.

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added almost 5 years ago

Sorry my IPhone is acting strange. Baste every 30 minutes.

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added almost 5 years ago

Cheesecloth, butter and white wine are awesome. I've prepared Turkey this way for 25 years. Never fails, wonderful

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added almost 2 years ago

what about chicken stock

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added almost 2 years ago

Interesting info via The Food Lab: "Basting will not add moisture to meat, but it can help a turkey cook faster if you are behind schedule. Basting will also re-deposit dripped proteins and aromatic compounds onto the surface of the turkey, which can add flavor but also creates uneven browning. Basted birds tend to have a streaky-skinned appearance."

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