Dry Turkey

Submitted by John on Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:05

Lets talk about dry turkey.

Yesterday I cooked the turkey, checked the turkey temp, pulled the turkey out when the thermometer said it was done (which matched the recipe time, so I figured I was in the right ballpark), let it rest before carving, started carving, noticed pink, realized where I made my mistake when checking the temps earlier, bundled the turkey back up and put it back in the oven, FORGOT TO TURN THE OVEN BACK ON, and then, after I corrected that mistake, it got up to 163 degrees and stayed there for over 45 minutes....

When I tell you the turkey was dry, the breast was crumbling as I carved it. I mean, it tasted good (thanks, pre-brined fresh turkey) but wow was it dry. I doused that turkey in gravy and it was still sucking all of the moisture out of my mouth.