2-Hour Oven Roasted Turkey
By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Why spend most of your time in the kitchen roasting a turkey when you can do it in 2 hours. And, end up not only with a very moist turkey but more time to spend with your family!
A friend and former co-worker shared this recipe with me several years ago. If we don't smoke a turkey this is the only way to prepare it!
Give this a try, you won't be disappointed!
You will be baking at a very high temperature, there’s no room for error, so, make sure your oven is clean or it will smoke up the house. Also, the oven must register accurate temperatures. If you are uncertain about this, test your oven with an oven thermometer.
Do NOT bake any side dishes in oven while turkey is roasting.
Roasting Pan with Rack (big enough for turkey)
You will need a meat thermometer: the kind you leave in during baking (not an instant-read).
NOTE Do NOT rush the thawing process by trying to thaw on the counter. This is not safe!
Cut off any excess fat around the body cavity. There's always a big hunk right at the main cavity entrance. Discard it.
NOTE: If you do not have Olive Oil, use some other kind of oil, do not use butter, it tends to burn.
NOTE: Optional: Spray pan and rack with PAM. Line with aluminum foil and spray the foil as well. This will make for a much easier clean up.
Bonnie D. Utahn - Nov 23, 2011
I have never heard of this method, Diane! Very interesting!
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Nov 23, 2011
It works and the turkey meat is moist.
Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Nov 23, 2011
Sounds great and great directions ! Will try at some point, hubby won't let me try tomorrow, to risky for him, hahha men
Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Nov 23, 2011