December 31, 2013 8:42 AM Subscribe
I have a 5.13 kg (11.322 lbs) turkey I am cooking tomorrow IN A TURKEY BAG. I would like advice on cooking times from people who cook their turkey IN A BAG. According to this recipe
, the total cooking time is 2 hours, and that is freaking my shit out.
posted by DarlingBri to Food & Drink (11 answers total)
That is also the cooking time given on the back
[PDF] of the Reynolds Turkey Bag box, which is geared for cooking at 350. However, I am using a different brand of bag
, the "Magic Turkey Bag" and it suggests 3.5 hours at 325. I realise bagged turkey takes less time to cook, but there is still a substantial difference in suggested cooking time: 2 hours vs 3.5 hours.
So what should I be doing here, oh bag cookers of MeFi? I don't want a dry bird but neither do I want to poison my guests...
(Other people: I am sure your turkey is awesome, but I do not want advice on how I should really brine / spatchcock / BBQ / deepfry this bird. I am 100% commited to the turkey bag method for this meal, sorry!)