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What To Do If You Don't Have a Roasting Rack on Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Tips

What To Do If You Don't Have a Roasting Rack on Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Tips
From The Kitchn - November 22, 2017

This actually happened to a friend of ours last year: She had cleaned out the turkey, rubbed it with her marinade, and was ready to put it in the oven when she realized that she had a roasting pan but no rack! If you find yourself without a "real" roasting rack with hours to go before dinner, here are some quick solutions to MacGyver your way to roasted perfection.

Whether we are talking a 20-pound turkey, a fryer chicken, or even something like a leg of lamb, a rack helps lift the roast away from direct heat of the pan and allows hot air to circulate underneath. The roast cooks more evenly and tends to develop a crispier skin.

But if you find yourself without a rack, dinner is not ruined! Instead of running to the store, try one of these solutions:

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