How can I save an overcooked turkey?

It's your worst nightmare, but do you have any tips for saving an overcooked turkey?

  • Posted by: Food52
  • October 21, 2011


Helen's A. October 21, 2011
Since turkey's kind of lean, it tends to dry out anyways. Unless you have a room full of Food52 Foodies, most people probably won't notice, LOL. Make extra gravy, open another bottle of wine & have your most eloquent guest tell his/her best story/joke. It's the holidays, enjoy each other's company!
drbabs October 21, 2011
And cranberry sauce. Buy an extra bag of cranberries so you can make extra.
Lizthechef October 21, 2011
Hey, thanks, AJ - see you in a couple weeks ;)
AntoniaJames October 21, 2011
And don't forget that the entire turkey is likely not to be uniformly overcooked. Look in the hidden places (where the joints come together, near the bottom of the bird, etc.) for less overcooked bits and carve/serve them first! And as someone mentioned sandwiches, don't forget that a bit of mayo, curry powder, juicy celery bits, grapes, etc. (like Lizthechef's Taj Mahal Salad, here on FOOD52) make a great salad, in the event of an overcooked turkey incident. ;o)
SKK October 21, 2011
Yes to everyone, and also be thankful it isn't raw because the power has gone out!
boulangere October 21, 2011
Let it be what it is, carve it, and toast to being together. And pass that gravy, which is probably fantastic because of all the extra juices that reduced in the roasting pan.

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Lizthechef October 21, 2011
And refill the wine glasses...
sdebrango October 21, 2011
:) Yes to that! Soup the next day too!
sdebrango October 21, 2011
Lots of gravy.
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