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Simple Turkey

Simple TurkeyRoasting a whole turkey doesn't get much simpler than this.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (approximately 20-pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed, rinsed and patted dry
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder to taste
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 turkey-sized oven roasting bag
1 large onion, thickly sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Rub turkey all over the outside with the oil; sprinkle inside and out with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Place the flour in the oven roasting bag and shake to coat; add sliced onion and celery ribs and carefully place the turkey on top.
  4. Place bagged turkey into a shallow, 2-inch deep, roasting pan. Seal the bag closed and make six small slits in the top of the bag.
  5. Roast for 4 to 5 hours or until the meat thermometer registers 180°F (85°C). Juices should run clear and the legs should move easily when twisted or lifted.
  6. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the National Turkey Federation.