If using a roasting bag for the turkey, will there be drippings? I plan to brine it, rinse it, let it dry over night in fridge. will it get crispy??

will the bottom be soggy?

  • Posted by: shahira
  • November 11, 2013


Declan November 11, 2013
Put some root veggies, or a slatted tray, under the bird (in the bag) to keep the bottom out of the liquid.
Declan November 11, 2013
I've had, and enjoyed, turkey cooked in a bag. Moist and tasty , but definitely nothing crispy about the skin. So what I did when asked to "take over the kitchen " a couple if years ago was took it out of the bag, retain the juices for the gravy, dried off the skin with paper towel and put the bird back in the oven to crisp the skin.
Turned out great. Brine? not when your bagging it. There's enough moisture in the bag.
AntoniaJames November 11, 2013
Also, if you brine it, you'll get salty drippings, so be careful! Buy and roast an extra wing, and the neck, in a separate pan for the best gravy drippings in these circumstances. (The advantage to that: you can do it, and make gravy, the day before Thanksgiving.) ;o)
pierino November 11, 2013
Skip the bag as you are risking disaster. My brother did this one year and what came out of the oven resembled turkey stew. But then my brother is a terrible cook. I was summoned to the kitchen but it was already beyond repair.
Rocky R. November 11, 2013
Forget the roasting bag. Drying overnight will help ensure crispy skin as will using a shallow pan with turkey on a rack. You'll have drippings, but watch that they do not burn- add water to pan if needed. If using drippings for gravy, taste before adding any additional salt.
HalfPint November 11, 2013
My sister does this with her turkey. If I remember correctly, you will get drippings, but not the crispy skin. I don't remember her complaining that the bottom gets soggy, but I do know that the meat is extremely moist, even the breast portion.
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