A question about a recipe: Russ Parsons' Dry-Brined Turkey (a.k.a. The Judy Bird)

I have a question about the recipe "Russ Parsons' Dry-Brined Turkey (a.k.a. The Judy Bird)" from Genius Recipes. I've read far down this blog and haven't seen anyone cover the breast. I have used heesecloth soaked in Olive oil and everything browns nicely. Is this unnecessary with dry brining?

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  • Posted by: Patt
  • November 20, 2018
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Brinda A. November 20, 2018
Hi Patt, sorry for the delay! In this particular recipe, turning over the turkey so it gets some time to roast breast-side down, and the remaining time breast-side up, is what helps it brown evenly. I don't think a cheesecloth soaked in olive oil is necessary here, but you might want to take a look at some of the comments in the recipe for other community members who've done this successfully.

Hope this helps—happy Thanksgiving!
 
Patt November 20, 2018
Thank you
 
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