Happy November from The College Chew. October flew by along with all of our Fall-themed posts. But don’t worry, we’ve still got one more month of everyone favorite time of the year. With that being said I though the first post of November should encompass the Thanksgiving feels. Today I’m going to teach you how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.
Now, before you click off because of pure intimidation, hear me out. It’s actually not as hard as you think. I’m going to take you through it step-by-step and as long as you can read and prepare everything, you will be fine.
The skill of cooking a Thanksgiving turkey will give you so much culinary street credit, your friends will beg you to come over and cook one for them and your mom will pass on the Thanksgiving duties to you. It’s a skill you can carry onto the rest of your adult life and pass onto your children. So even if you get stuck in your college town for Thanksgiving, you can still have the homey feels in your dorm.
So this recipe is a roasted turkey. I think a roasted turkey is the most traditional version of a Thanksgiving turkey, but you could also fry your turkey. Frying is a bit more dangerous and requires a bit more skill, so roasting is the best for novice cooks looking to cook a turkey for the first time. It’s also the easiest method because it doesn’t require a lot of attention. Also, I’m talking about a turkey with very basic seasonings but feel free to add herbs of your choice.
The first step requires a fully thawed turkey. The general guideline is to thaw the turkey in the fridge for 24 hours per five pounds of turkey.
Nutritional, Efficient & Simplistic
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