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Help! Frozen Turkey!

marietinn Nov 13, 2010 03:50 PM

I'm hoping someone on the boards can help me. My sister-in-law is in charge of making the church Thanksgiving dinner, which is tomorrow night. Unfortunately, she didn't have the foresight to thaw any of the turkeys...

When we talked to her today, she said she was just going to cook the turkey and 3 turkey breasts frozen. Has anyone ever done this? Will it work? Also, we are expecting about 80 people to come, will that be enough turkey?

Thank you in advance for all the help, I have no idea what we're going to do.

  1. Becca Porter Nov 13, 2010 03:53 PM

    Umm... no, not a good idea. Put the wrapped frozen turkeys in a large container (or a clean bathtub) under running cold water. This is about the only safe way to quickly thaw meat. This was even on an episode of Good Eats...

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    1. re: Becca Porter
      marietinn Nov 13, 2010 03:55 PM

      Thank you. I told her that it wasn't a good idea that she cook them frozen. She doesn't seem to think she is wrong.

      1. re: marietinn
        Becca Porter Nov 13, 2010 04:00 PM

        Apparently, you can do it safely BUT first you have to remove the bag of giblets and the neck which is very difficult if it is frozen. Then expect it to take twice as long to cook. I def wouldn't recommend stuffing it either.

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