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

2 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser November 25, 2010

165 is what many cooks, and especially chefs do. 175-180 is USDA standard.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
nutcakes
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.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 2 out of 2 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52