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How can I save an overcooked turkey?

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

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asked almost 7 years ago

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sdebrango
sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 7 years ago

Lots of gravy.

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boulangere
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 7 years ago

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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SKK
SKK
added almost 7 years ago

Yes to everyone, and also be thankful it isn't raw because the power has gone out!

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames

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added almost 7 years ago

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)

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Lizthechef
added almost 7 years ago

Hey, thanks, AJ - see you in a couple weeks ;)

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drbabs
drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 7 years ago

And cranberry sauce. Buy an extra bag of cranberries so you can make extra.

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Helen's All Night Diner
added almost 7 years ago

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!

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