2-hour turkey, really (recipe)

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2-hour turkey, really (recipe)
Name2-hour turkey, really
IngredientsExtra virgin olive oil Salt Fresh ground pepper
Cooktime (in hours)2.25
Preptime (in hours)0.166666667
Totaltime (in hours)2.416666667
Keto friendlinessKeto friendly
Net carbohydrates0
Saturated fat78.8
Cholesterol (mg)2257.6
Yield1 turkey


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2-hour turkey, really (recipe) is a keto friendly food item with net carbohydrates of about zero per serving.

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2-hour turkey, really (recipe)

  1. Since this employs the use of a VERY hot oven, make sure your oven is CLEAN before you start to reduce the risk of smoking your family out of the house. Place oven rack on lowest position in oven. Preheat oven to 475F.
  2. Remove all giblets, neck, pop-up thermometer (if there is one) and any trussing. Rinse turkey THOROUGHLY, inside and out with cool water, letting all water drain out of neck and body cavities. Pat dry, inside and out, with paper toweling.
  3. Place on V or U-shaped wire rack in roasting pan, so that turkey doesn't rest on bottom of pan. First time I made this I didn't have a rack, so I just slapped it in my grandmother's old-fashioned blue-enamel roaster pan and it turned out FINE.
  4. Rub entire outside of dried-off turkey with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. I use Kosher salt because it has large, coarse grains.
  5. Pull wing tips AWAY from the body, twist them and tuck them, backwards, under the bird -- up by its neck.
  6. Using aluminum foil, form caps over the end of each drumstick. If any parts of the turkey extend beyond pan rim, make a foil \collar\ underneath to make sure drippings flow back into pan. Do NOT tie legs together, do NOT add stuffing, do NOT close body cavity. THAT's a NO; NO; NO;. Half-way through cooking time, turn roaster/turkey around to ensure even cooking.
  7. If any part of the turkey becomes too brown during cooking, cover it loosely with foil tent.
  8. Cooking timing chart below: (times are approximate) 10-13 lbs. = 50 minutes to 1 1/4 hours 13-16 lbs. = 1 1/4 hrs to 1 hour 50 minutes. 16-19 lbs. = 1 1/4 hrs to 2 hours 19-22 lbs. = 1 1/2 hrs to 2 hours 22-24 lbs. = 1 1/2 hrs to 2 1/2 hours 25+ lbs. = Are you sure it's not an ostrich you're roasting? If not, call Guinness Book of Records. It's done when internal temp (in breast) is 160 degrees. When done, remove from oven. Cover completely with foil, and let rest 30-45 minutes before carving. The internal temp will continue to rise to the recommended 165F. After resting, transfer to platter for carving. NOTE There will likely be a LOT of juices in the cavity, drain them out before transferring the bird to a platter. Save the juices to make gravy or moisten dressing!. )

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    Whole Turkey, Pheasant, Poultry, Wild Game, Meat, Canadian, Native American, Very Low Carbs, High Protein, High In..., Winter, Beginner Cook,, Easy, Inexpensive, From Scratch

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Prep Time in Hours and Mins:2H25M

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