Sneaky Turkey Strategy

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Gravadlax

Sneaky Turkey Strategy

My latest plan to give myself more sleep at Christmas is to bring my turkey in the night before from the cold, cover it with butter and bacon then put it the oven on a timer for an 8am start. This way it will come slowly to room temperature through the night and start cooking as I gently doze upstairs (I'm cooking my stuffing separately this year and my son is too grown up to wake me early). I've never tried this before - anybody think it's a terrible idea or can I get away with it?!

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Gravy Queen

Turkey strategy

Not a method I would use, isn't it better to start with a higher heat then reduce it ?

How big is the turkey ? Unless it's huuuuugee they really don't take that long to cook , I won't be losing any sleep :-)

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Gravadlax

But any reason why not?

After twenty years of getting up early to smear myself with stuffing, butter and bacon, I thought I'd try for the more glamorous, recently-showered look instead (ok, not glamorous but slightly less buttery!) Just wondered if there was any reason why it would be a bad idea?

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sam from worthing

Sneaky Turkey


I agree with your idea about buttering and layering bacon over the turkey the day before.

But i am not sure i would like to leave the turkey in the oven overnight, it doesn't sound right in my head. I would also be worrying that the timer on the oven did work - that in itself would keep me awake, and i would have to get up to check it went on at allotted time, so that theory would cancel out sleeping soundly until 9 or 10 am...I wish i could sleep in on any day let alone christmas day, lol.

Like Qravy Queen says a turkey - even a whole one, doesn't take that long to cook....

 
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