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If I roast a turkey in a turkey bag, will the skin be crisp still? How do I ensure that it will come out crispy instead of soggy?

asked by Liana about 5 years ago

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Stephanie Bourgeois
Stephanie Bourgeois

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added about 5 years ago

I've never tried this so I'm not familiar with the method. If you still have time, brining is a nice way to keep the meat moist and still get crispy skin on your turkey. A dry brine is very easy, and very effective. The Judy Bird is a great recipe -- http://food52.com/recipes....

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Kristen Miglore
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added about 5 years ago

My grandmother always roasts turkey tightly wrapped in foil, then opens up the foil for the last hour to crisp up the skin -- I imagine the same thing would happen if you cut open the bag toward the end of cooking, but I haven't used one recently myself. Hopefully others with more direct experience can comment too!

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KaffeeAndKuchen
added about 5 years ago

My Mother swears by using the bag - it does shorten cooking time, but works great. Our local fresh turkey stays super moist. And yes the skin gets nice and crispy. We do a dry brine and then rub the bird all over with butter.

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Liana
added about 5 years ago

Thank you all! I think I'll try it this year!

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