Thread: Thawing turkey
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
slyfoxy
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Re: Thawing turkey

Defrosting a Turkey

Recommended Methods

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.

Refrigerator Method
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
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