Monday, November 13, 2006

Happy Turkey Day

As Thanksgiving approaches and you begin to prepare for your Thanksgiving turkey dinner you may be having questions about how much turkey you need per person. Or how long does it take to thaw a frozen turkey? Finally is the all important how long do I need to roast my turkey. Here are three guides to follow to help you achieve your perfect Thanksgiving turkey.

Turkey Serving Guide

How much turkey to serve per person When planning your Thanksgiving turkey dinner it can be overwhelming wondering how much to serve per person. You will want to have enough for each person to have at least two servings and enough for turkey leftovers.

Up to 12lbs. = 1lb. per person
Over 12lbs. = 3/4lb. per person
Bone in breast = 1/2lb. per person
Boneless breast or role = 1/3lb. per person

Turkey Thawing Guide

Refrigerator thawing is the recommended method for thawing turkey. It used to be comon practice to thaw turkey in the sink with cold water. The problem with this method is that bacteria can grow on the turkey while it is thawing. This is the reason that refigerator thawing is recommended.

6 to 8lbs. = 1 to 1 3/4 days
8 to 12lbs. = 1 to 2 days
12 to 16lbs. = 2 to 3 days
16 to 20lbs. = 3 to 4 days
Bone and breast = 1 to 2 days
Boneless breast roll = 1 1/2 to 2 days

Turkey Roasting Guide

Pre-heated 325 degrees oven.
6 to 8lbs. = 2 1/4 to 3 1/4 hours
8 to 12lbs. = 3 to 4 hours
12 to 16lbs. = 3 1/2 to 4 hours
16 to 20lbs. = 4 to 5 hours
Bone and breast = 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 hours
Boneless breast roll = 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 hours

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Information courtesy of Arcamax.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am hosting a Thanksgiving Day dinner
for The American Competitive Eating Association.
Any tips on how many birds and purging stations
I will need?

Monday, November 13, 2006 3:40:00 PM  
Blogger edaC said...

*begins reading*

*sees all those numbers and calculations and such*

*wonders if tramp would just come over and cook for her instead*

*waves to c'bol*

(if, in fact anonymous is c'bol)

Monday, November 13, 2006 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Tramp said...

How many birds will you need?
The correct number, technically speaking, is ALOT plus two.

I believe a square root is involved in the correct equasion, but all the roots around here seem to be round.

S-girl, I'd be happy to come over and cook for you. You do understand that my cooking involves shouting an order into a clown's mouth, right?

Ans Cbol does occasionally come over and drop bombs, but he always signs his work.
This anon is my brother-in-law Jim.

*Waves at Jim*
*Remembers that I don't have a webcam*
*Stops waving*

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 7:00:00 PM  
Anonymous southerngirl said...

oops.

*waves at Jim*

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Tramp said...

S-girl, I wish you knew Jim.

He is every bit as good a person as you are.

And that is saying a lot!

Cause you are the best!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Tramp said...

S-girl, I wish you knew Jim.

He is every bit as good a person as you are.

And that is saying a lot!

Cause you are the best!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:45:00 PM  

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