(Turkey) size matters.
November 1, 2010 6:16 AM Subscribe
How large a turkey can I fit into my small apartment oven, and will it feed all of the people coming?
posted by The Michael The to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For the first time, I'm hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Yay! I'm planning to order a turkey from our local farm-direct market, which is great and they have all sorts of free-range, organic, and heritage options. Unfortunately, our apartment's oven is a smaller one, with an interior space that's about 16" wide and deep, and I can't look at the bird before it arrives—I just order within a certain weight range and pick it up on November 24th.
I have to feed six people, and the weight categories I can choose from are:
and on up. I figure I won't need more than that.
So, would the 12-16 pounder fit in an oven that small, or do I need the 8-12, and if the latter, will it feed six people with at least a modicum of leftovers?