Upside down

I keep being told I should roast my turkey upside down for the best results. Is this true, and how should I move forward?

Christine Gravelle


Merrill S. November 23, 2017
I know some people think it keeps the breast meat from drying out, but I think there are better ways to go at this problem. Whenever I have tried cooking a turkey or chicken upside down, I find the skin sticks to the bottom of the pan and rips, and it's such a pain to flip it back over! This is the turkey cooking method I use every year (even better combined with a dry brine), and I have never had dry breast meat:
Merrill S. November 23, 2017
This article has some helpful turkey tips from Josh, our Test Kitchen chef, and the section at the bottom specifically addresses the notion of cooking the bird upside-down:
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