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How To Roast a Turkey in an Oven Bag: The Simplest, Easiest Method - Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How To Roast a Turkey in an Oven Bag: The Simplest, Easiest Method - Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - November 8, 2017

Last Thanksgiving I flew home to cook for 20 of my closest family and friends. Since I was traveling, I put my parents in charge of picking up turkeys and putting them in the fridge to thaw before my arrival. "Buy two smaller turkeys rather than one massive bird, please," I instructed. I arrive to find the biggest bird I would ever cook (22 pounds!) thawing in their garage fridge.

Honestly, I panicked at first. But my mom reminded me that she had leftover turkey roasting bags from last year and that was how she always cooked her Thanksgiving turkeys in the past. Never one to shy away from learning something new, I tried this turkey-in-a-bag method and was quite pleasantly surprised that this method resulted a super-tender, flavorful bird that even had crisp skin.

Who Roasts a Turkey in a Bag?

Probably your mom or grandmother has done it this way, but cooking a turkey inside a bag is not new. Roasting in a bag has its roots in the 1970s, and is ideal for anyone who might be nervous about roasting their first turkey and wants some serious guarantees. (With this method, you get them.) There's no hands-on work and it's really hard to mess up.

What Kind of Bag Are We Talking Here?

Your Turkey-in-a-Bag Game Plan

Carving and Serving Turkey from a Bag

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