Have I ruined my turkey?
November 22, 2012 4:51 AM Subscribe
Have I ruined my 7 lb turkey by leaving it uncovered at room temperature for 12 hours?
posted by jeatsy to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'll keep this quick: We left a 7 lb turkey in the fridge to defrost for four days (96 hours) and then left it for 12 hours overnight, uncovered, in the kitchen at room temperature (about 65F). Only now does clevercloggs me read online that maybe this was (considerably) too long to leave it in the open. Is it still safe to cook? Will extra time in the oven help?