Different Ways to Cook a Turkey
Electronic Roaster Oven
This tabletop appliance serves as an extra oven for cooking a turkey or large roast. Generally, the cooking time and oven temperature setting are the same as for conventional cooking. Always check the roaster oven's use and care manual for the manufacturer's recommended temperature setting and time.
Preheat the oven to at least 325 Â°F. Place the turkey on the roaster oven rack or other meat rack so the turkey is raised out of the juices that collect in the bottom of the oven liner. Leave the lid on throughout cooking, removing it as little as possible to avoid slowing the cooking process.
Cooking Bags can be used in the roaster
oven as long as the bag does not touch the sides, bottom, or lid. Follow
directions given by the cooking bag manufacturer, and use a food thermometer to
be sure the temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the
thickest part of the breast reaches the safe minimum internal temperature of 165
Do Not Cook in Brown Paper Bags
Do not use brown paper bags from the grocery or other stores for cooking. They are not sanitary, may cause a fire, and may emit toxic fumes. Intense heat may cause a bag to ignite, causing a fire in the oven and possibly adulterating the turkey. The ink, glue, and recycled materials in paper bags may emit toxic fumes when they are exposed to heat. Instead, use commercial oven cooking bags.
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