"It's not burnt! It's just leatherized."
So leatherized isn't a real word but many of us have experienced this over-cooked Thanksgiving disaster!
Last time I made dinner I had to call the American Association of Poison Control Center. Just in case you need that number, it is: 1-800-222-1222.
Thankfully there's a number you can call to answer your turkey challenges. For over 29 years the experts at the Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line have helped thousands with their perplexing turkey situations.
Phone Number: 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). The Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line is open annually in November and December.
Open to residents of the United States and Canada. Bilingual assistance is available (English and Spanish).
They also have a website for those simple and frequently asked gobble gobble questions: www.butterball.com
Here's some of the most asked inquires:
How long will it take to thaw my turkey?
They recommend thawing your turkey in the refrigerator in its original wrapping. Place it on a shallow tray on the bottom shelf and allow 1 day for every 4 pounds of turkey. If you don’t have time to thaw in the refrigerator, use the cold water method – completely submerge the turkey, breast side down, in cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes to hasten thawing and allow about 30 minutes per pound of turkey. Some general thawing time guidelines are as follows:
|Size (lb.)||Refrigerator (days.)||Cold Water (hrs.)|
|8 to 12||2 to 3||4 to 6|
|12 to 16||3 to 4||6 to 8|
|16 to 20||4 to 5||8 to 10|
|20 to 24||5 to 6||10 to 12|
|24 to 30||6 to 7||12 to 15|
How long will it take to roast my turkey?
Using the Butterball open pan method (flat rack, shallow open roasting pan), 325° conventional oven, you can expect the following cooking times:
|Size (lb.)||Unstuffed (hrs.)||Stuffed (hrs.)|
|7 to 10||2½ to 3||2¾ to 3½|
|10 to 18||3 to 3½||3¾ to 4½|
|18 to 22||3½ to 4||4½ to 5|
|22 to 24||4 to 4½||5 to 5½|
|24 to 30||4½ to 5||5½ to 6¼|
What’s the proper way to stuff a turkey?
Too much stuffing and your turkey may not cook all the way through. Too little and it may be overcooked. Discover How to Stuff a turkey the right way by visiting our Thanksgiving Guide or watch our Stuffing Video for a demonstration. And don’t forget to read our Food Safety procedures to ensure a safe turkey every time.
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