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

asked by Christine Gravelle about 2 months ago

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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 2 months ago

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: https://food52.com/recipes...

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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 2 months ago

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: https://food52.com/blog...

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