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Need advice re: cooking turkey in convection oven

zook Nov 17, 2006 03:24 PM

I just got a convection oven and would like to use it to cook my turkey. The bird is 18-20 pounds. What temperature should I cook it at and for how long? I'd appreciate any other tips for this project. TIA

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  1. danna RE: zook Nov 17, 2006 05:00 PM

    The instructions w/ my convection oven said to reduce the heat by 25 degrees and reduce the cooking time 10-20% for all baking recipes. I have done that to good results.

    However for meats, I use the convection oven exactly the same as a regular oven. You should be cooking your turkey until it is done, based on an internal temp reading, not time. If you don't have a probe therm. with an alarm, get one now...it is one of my most important kitchen tools.

    Good luck, I think you will be pleased with the lovely browning you get with a convection oven on your roasted meats.

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