Paper Bag Turkey
This is the way my Mother used to roast turkey.
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- 1 whole turkey, 23-25 pounds
- 1 large brown paper bag (grocery bag)
- salt and pepper,to taste
- garlic powder
1Remove neck and giblets from cavities. Rinse the turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Stuff, if desired. Thoroughly coat the turkey with butter using your fingers or a paper towel. Season generously. Place the turkey in the paper bag. Seal the bag with staples, paper clips or a needle and thread. (Use 2 bags if 1 is too small.) Place the turkey on a sturdy shallow baking pan. Bake at 325° for about 5 hours. Reduce the cooking time to 4-4 1/2 hours for an unstuffed or smaller turkey.