How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Start with a fresh turkey!
  • Wash in cool water, make sure to remove all the teensy pin feathers
  • Line roasting rack with salt pork
  • Place turkey breast down on the salt pork
  • Season the bird to taste (a little of each, easy on the salt)
  • Place loose foil tent over bird
  • Roast for 1/2 of the time recommended on the package
  • This is the important part...
  • Remove bird from oven
  • Protect your hands with wads of paper towels and then flip the bird over
  • It should now be breast up in the pan
  • Brush with melted butter (be generous - I mean how often are you going to roast a turkey? Now is not the time to count calories)
  • Season to taste
  • Put it back in the oven without the foil
  • Roast until a thermometer reads 165 degrees
  • Turn off oven, let sit for 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let stand before carving
  • The salt pork will keep the breast from sticking and by roasting it for half the time upside down it keeps the breast meat moist.
  • Most places that sell turkeys will tell you it has to reach 180 degrees but that is not necessary - it will produce a dry, dry bird.
  • As long as it's not pink it's done!
  • Let me know if you try my method and the results you get!

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  • mrmartin 8 years ago
    This looks great, I wish I would've found this site sooner!
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  • carmenperez 9 years ago
    What a great tip
    keeper ty much
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  • emira 10 years ago
    your roast turkey look so delicious !!!
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