How to Cook a Turkey
  • 1 turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Butter or non-dairy margarine
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350'
  2. Rinse/dry turkey - inside & out
  3. Rub down with butter or extra virgin olive oil - inside & out
  4. Sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper - inside & out
  5. Roast turkey on a rack in a roasting pan until juices run clean - meaning after the prescribed cooking time, you may pull legs from the bird and test by stabbing with a knife and watch the juices escape.
  6. You can add aromatics to the pan during cooking to help flavor the bird: onions, celery, bay leaves & carrot (surround bird while cooking)
Cooking time: 20 minutes/lb.
12 lb. turkey = 4 hours
20 lb. turkey = 6+ hours
Gravy make from left over turkey stock/pan drippings: Mix roux (50% flour + 50% butter, melt butter & mix in flour) with turkey stock/drippings (1C drippings + 1 tbsp. roux = gravy)
Recipe by sloCooking at