Simplest and Best Turkey Recipe Ever
It's the one I recommend to anyone doing a turkey for the first time, although even experienced cooks will be surprised at how good their turkey will come out.
Get a big ole turkey.
Take out all the junk inside.
Wash the turkey thoroughly and then dry it off.
Using a paintbrush, coat the turkey with olive oil.
Slide the turkey into a brown paper bag. Staple shut.
Sprinkle the bag lightly with water. The bag won't burn because paper burns at Fahrenheit 451.
Cook for 12 - 14 minutes per pound un-stuffed
If you have a huge turkey, use two bags
sliding end of the turkey into one bag and the other end of the turkey into the second bag.
The advantage of the brown paper bag over the Reynolds cooking bag is that the paper breathes so the turkey roasts.
In the Reynolds bag, the turkey steams, giving it a different taste. Roasted turkey is better!
Also, the brown paper bag retains the same advantage of the plastic cooking bag...no splatters all over the oven.
Be sure to lower the rack so that it doesn't touch the heating elements if you have an electric stove.
Recommended by Kidd Kraddick
Preheat over to 325.
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