Preheat the oven to 375F Prepare stuffing, stuff and truss your turkey according to your traditional method. Set aside Take a large unprinted Kraft paper bag and grease it generously in and outside with butter. Place the stuffed turkey in the bag. Seal the bag and set it on a wire rack in a roasting tin. Pour 2-1/2 cups of water in the pan. Cook as follows: 8- 10 lbs. 2 1/4 hours 12 - 14 lbs. 2 3/4 - 3 hours 16 - 18 lbs 3 1/2 - 4 hours 20 - 22 lbs. 4 1/2 - 5 hours 24 - 26 lbs. 5 1/2 - 6 hours NO BASTING REQUIRED. Remove cooked turkey from oven. Peel away and discard paper bag. Remove stuffing from cavity and prepare turkey gravy as usual. Allow turkey to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
This cooking method uses a large brown (Kraft) paper bag
- 1 turkey (8-26 lbs, stuffed according to the recipe of your choice - no need to adjust cooking times for stuffed bird)
- ½ unsalted butter
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