Saturday, August 18, 2007
Roast Turkey In August?
I looked into my chest freezer today and decided I'd better roast up a turkey that had been in there awhile! We finally are getting a few days of relief from the heat, and it would be a good time for turkey. It' a big basta*d (18-1/2lbs.) and will feed us or a small village for a week! I always use a traditional sage sausage stuffing, with bread cubes, onion, celery, and other spices. I'm pretty sure we'll be the only one on the block doing a turkey Sunday. I have all the equipment to deep fry a turkey, but this bird is really too big, and deep frying turkey is rewarding, but a huge pain in the butt! I also have a Nesco Roaster, but found birds done in one are super moist but tastless. I simply brine the bird in salt water the night before, stuff it and roast it-this one close to 5 hrs.! I kind of have had some foot troubles lately, so staying home and fiddling around here sounds pretty good! Have a nice week-end everyone!