"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

THANKSGIVING TURKEY Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for THANKSGIVING TURKEY, by , is from Family & Friends, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Hardin
Added: Thursday, November 27, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
TURKEY
Water
2 sticks of butter
Salt & pepper

Directions:
Directions:
First, the night before the turkey is to be served, preheat oven to 500. Prepare thawed turkey, salting and peppering. Place in large roaster.
turkey, salting and peppering. Place in large roaster.

Pour 11/2 to 2 quarts of water over turkey. (The exact amount will depend upon the size of the roaster, because you have to allow for the juice of the turkey.) Add two sticks butter. Cover and place in the pre-heated oven. It's best if the cover will fit down over the turkey.

Cook for 1 hour at 500, and, if using an electric stove, turn to low and DO NOT OPEN until morning. About one hour before serving, remove lid and brown at 350 for about 30 minutes. (Variation in times and degrees depends on the particular oven.) TENDER AND JUICY!!!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Turkey, gravy and dressing, Cream Corn Casserole, Thanksgiving dinner: Green Bean Casserole, Sweet potatoes, and mayonnaise muffin rolls, if I can't talk someone into making the rolls.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

186W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!