Overnight High-Heat Turkey

“Here's a HIGH-heat alternative--that kills those pesky salmonella bugs--leaving behind nothing but a tasty, moist bird. Original recipe comes from *Southern-Style Christmas* by Lucinda Secrest McDowell. Cooking time includes baking one hour plus overnight resting.”
READY IN:
8hrs 10mins
YIELD:
1 roasted turkey
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. About an hour before you go to bed, preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Wash turkey thoroughly and empty the neck and carcass cavities.
  3. Do NOT stuff the bird (that's not negotiable).
  4. Rub outside of turkey with olive oil.
  5. Place bird in roaster and pour water over.
  6. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and bake at 500 for one hour.
  7. DO NOT TAKE LID OFF AT ANY TIME!
  8. After one hour, turn down oven to its lowest setting (without actually turning it off).
  9. Leave bird in oven, lid on and go to bed.
  10. Wake up to a bird that is tender, juicy, brown and ready.

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