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Where do you guys stand on rinsing / washing your turkey before dry brining?

Of course, people are worried about spreading bacteria. But the judy bird recipe still includes the washing step.

I don't want to skip it if it will impact the flavor.

asked by julianne114 about 1 year ago
3 answers 534 views
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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added about 1 year ago

Julianna114—I just used a similar method on capons not two weekends ago, and I did not wash the bird; it didn't affect flavor at all! I did pat the whole thing dry, though.

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added about 1 year ago

Thank you!