🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Help! Turkey done way too soon!

I'm using this recipe but with a fresh 24 lb bird.http://www.foodnetwork...# Breast at 161 in 2 hours, I expected it to take longer. Thigh at 180. Is it really already done?

asked by Carlie over 1 year ago
2 answers 937 views
7c06bfa6 dcc3 4ae2 b256 5c89e09648ca  2017 0309 samantha james ransom 242 1
Samantha Weiss Hills

Samantha is Food52's Partnerships Editor.

added over 1 year ago

The targets after resting are 165° F for breast and 175° F for the thigh, so judging by this temp your bird is definitely done. Just tent the turkey with aluminum foil and let it rest. That was fast for such a big bird—I envy your oven!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 1 year ago

It is possible for the following reasons: oven temp higher than you thought; if you cook the turkey covered; if the oven is small. Hopefully it's not a faulty thermometer. You can also check by grabbing on the end of the drumstick and see if the leg/thigh joint is loose. If it is, then it really is done.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.