Total TimePrep: 35 min. + marinating Bake: 3-3/4 hours + standing
I’m Making this turkey as we speak using a oven cord digital thermometer. It’s the internal degrees of 180 for the inner thigh? All other recipes I have seen say the turkey is done at 165. I have the probe inserted in the thickest part of the breast.
I used this brine recipe for thanksgiving turkey. I only used 1 cup of salt and added 8 peppercorns and 1 orange. My entire family said it was amazing! My 11 year old son who only likes Mac and cheese and Pizza said “Wow! This is so good” as soon as he tasted it so I knew it was a success. I didn’t use the herb butter because the turkey was fried and didn’t need anything additional.
This was the first turkey I've ever made and it turned out awesome. The only thing I'll change on the recipe for me is the quantity of the butter. I only used about half and it was still delicious. I did use 2 quarts apple cider instead of water and stuffed the turkey with apples, lemons, celery, and herbs. so I guess I would change 2 things :)
So good! Best turkey I've had.
This was, by far and away, the best turkey I've ever had - let alone cooked. Be sure to rinse the turkey very well, or your gravy may be a bit salty. I will be serving this recipe for all my Christmases to come.
Yes, brined turkey is the only way to go. My family loves it.