Friday, December 28, 2007

The Best Damn Turkey Show Ever!

Grace tackles a 20lb Turkey and 2lbs of bacon in her first Holiday Special. Bonus: Meet Zelda the Wild Turkey of Manhattan!

Recipe for Best Damn Turkey Ever
20 lb Turkey, rinsed and dried with paper towels
2 lb Bacon, preferably Oscar Meyer, not hickory or other flavor


Remove bird from fridge one hour before cooking to come to room temperature, this ensures even cooking.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Slide your hands under the skin and gently tuck one pound of bacon slices between skin and meat.
Cover entire bird with second pound of bacon.
Cover breast with tinfoil and roast. Look here for an online calculator that will tell you how long to cook your turkey.
Remove tinfoil for last hour of roasting to brown bacon.
When done let it rest for 1/2 to 1 hour to let juices go back into the meat.