Good Morning Darlings!
You have your perfect turkey. Now what?
Here are some options, even if you forgot how long it might take.
Recommended: Thawing in the Refrigerator
Leave the bird in its original wrapping and place it on a tray in the refrigerator. Allow 5 hours per pound or 3-4 days for a 14-19 pound turkey to defrost.
Place turkey in its original wrapping in sink and cover with COLD water. Change the water every 1/2 hour to maintain the temperature. Allow 1/2 hour per pound to defrost the turkey. Most turkeys will take from 5 to 10 hours to thaw.
Microwave Thawing: NOT RECOMMENDED
Microwave ovens do not heat evenly, and they also heat quicker along the bone. Microwave thawing of a turkey is generally not recommended.
Turkey Thawing Time in the Refrigerator (40 degrees F):
Approximately 24 hours per 5 pounds
Whole Turkey Weight Thawing Time: 8 to 12 lbs, 1 to 2 days; 12 to 16 lbs, 2 to 3 days; 16 to 20 lbs, 3 to 4 days; 20 to 24 lbs, 4 to 5 days.
Turkey Thawing Time in Cold Water: Approximately 30 minutes per pound.
Change water every 1/2 hour.
Whole Turkey Weight Thawing Time: 8 to 12 lbs, 4 to 6 hours; 12 to 16 lbs, 6 to 8 hours; 16 to 20 lbs, 8 to 10 hours; 20 to 24 lbs, 10 to 12 hours.
There you go. Tomorrow – how about we talk desserts?
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