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How do we slow down cooking a 25 lb turkey that has been cooking for four hours?

Do we lower the heat? How low?

asked by Gary Wolfman almost 3 years ago

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added almost 3 years ago

Hi Gary,

What temp are you cooking the bird at? You should definitely turn down the heat to slow down cooking. Our temp + time + weight guide is here: https://food52.com/blog...

You could also finish the turkey ahead of time and then refer to Ina's advice: https://food52.com/blog...

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aargersi
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added almost 3 years ago

What is it on right now and how far ahead of schedule are you? The turkey can take a long rest, up to an hour, and be totally fine. But normally you'll want to roast at 325, yours is likely a 4-5 hour turkey. If it's going way to fast try 300 degrees, and then maybe a heeat blast at the end to crisp the skin.

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added almost 3 years ago

I agree with Abbie!