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Mark Bittmans 45 Minute Turkey--anyone try this method ???

mtomto Nov 24, 2010 03:46 AM

Curious if anyone has treid this and what the result was. I have an extra turkey and will try this over the weekend myself.

Basically he says take the back bone out, lay it out breat side up in roasting pan and go 450 for 20 minutes (using up to a 12 pounder). Then at 20 mins baste with pan juices, back in for 15 mins then ckeck the temp, going roughly another 10 mins to rach 165 degrees in the thigh.

Sounds simple of course, but crazy fast. I like it!!!

  1. alanbarnes Nov 24, 2010 08:41 AM

    Works like a charm. If you're up for a little extra work ahead of time, remove the thigh bones and the ribcage, too. Sure makes carving easier...

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