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Tips on how to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving

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While turkey is a classic dish of the Thanksgiving celebration, it isn't the easiest dish to prepare.

There are many dangers, some obvious, some not-so obvious, involved with the process.

That's why we spoke with a local turkey expert from Market Street for some tips.

  • First and foremost, never try to fry a frozen turkey, this can lead to a spillage of hot grease and can cause a fire.
  • We're told best place to defrost a turkey is in the fridge and it can take several days depending on the size of the bird.
  • You'll know its fully defrosted when the meat turns soft and flexible.
  • Also, don't worry about rinsing the turkey off in your sink, chances are you'll just spread bacteria, potentially contaminating other foods. Any bacteria will be killed during the cooking of the turkey.
  • When it comes to cooking the turkey, set your oven to 325 °F and cook the turkey for about 15-20 minutes per pound.
  • Then you'll need to check the internal temperature to make sure it reaches 165 °F and be sure to check in the thickest part of the turkey.

Once the turkey's cooked, let it cool off and enjoy!

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