Many recipes have 165 in inner thigh of turkey. You recommend 175 - 180 in legs. What to do? - Food52

Many recipes have 165 in inner thigh of turkey. You recommend 175 - 180 in legs. What to do?

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nutcakes November 25, 2010
If you take it out at 165 and tent it with foil, the temperature should rise 5 to 10 degrees. So if you cook it to USDA, it will be overcooked. If the legs seem not done enough after resting, cut them from the breast and return to the pan in a hot oven for 20 minutes.
 
Amanda H. November 25, 2010
165 is what many cooks, and especially chefs do. 175-180 is USDA standard.
 
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