Re: Thawing turkey
Defrosting a Turkey
There are two methods for defrosting turkey: refrigerator defrosting and cold water defrosting. Remember to keep your turkey cold while defrosting and cook it as soon as possible after defrosting.
Place turkey or turkey parts on a tray in the refrigerator in their original packaging. Allow the following amount of defrosting time:
Whole TurkeyŚ24 hours defrosting time for each 5 pounds
Cold Water Method
Place turkey or turkey parts in their original packaging under cold water in a sink or deep pan. Change water as often as needed to keep it cold. Allow the following amount of defrosting time:
Whole TurkeyŚ30 minutes defrosting time for each pound