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?

  • Posted by: Liana
  • November 25, 2013
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Liana November 26, 2013
Thank you all! I think I'll try it this year!
 
KaffeeAndKuchen November 26, 2013
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.
 
Kristen M. November 25, 2013
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!
 
Stephanie B. November 25, 2013
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/15069-russ-parsons-dry-brined-turkey-a-k-a-the-judy-bird.
 
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