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
  • Notes
  • 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 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.
    Cooking Page Recipe Page Copyrighted May 2002. Send a recipe to: Mark Eiserman
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