the past couple of years Ive been making my turkey in a bag. This year I want to do it without one. I went to a site to refresh my memory on how to cook a turkey and they say to put it in the oven until golden brown and then to cover it with foil to prevent over cooking. I think I use to put foil on from the start and then take it off to brown. How do you do yours?
Leesa - I've always done it the way you do, foil first - think that maybe it helps to keep it from drying out.
I have a big roaster and cook with the lid on and then take it off to brown. Keeps the big bird moist.
Glad I came here to double check, thanks.
I cook in a roaster until brown,,,,THEN I do put the foil on so it doesn't over brown....Done this for 30 plus years....
When the turkey is about 2/3 done, loosely cover the breast and top of drumsticks with a piece of lightweight foil to prevent overcooking
I always do foil first and then take it iff to brown.
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In the 50 years I've been cooking turkey's , I make a tent out of foil , attach it to the sides of the roasting pan, about an hour before its done I remove the foil and let it brown, always a moist turkey. Judy
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I do mine the same as Zakons.
No foil and no cover at first......then near the end of the baking time,,,,,,, I place the foil where needed for perfect even browning
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