Monday, November 22, 2010

Turkey Time

Here's a quick time-guide for your turkey roasting:

How long will that take?
Depending on the weight of your bird, heat of your oven, and how well the air circulates in your oven, you can expect your bird to be fully cooked anywhere from 3-7 hours. You can use this chart to estimate, but be SURE to double check with a thermometer.

These times are for UN STUFFED birds...just 'cause I don't stuff :P A stuffed bird will take longer.

When is it done?
Cook your bird until a thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh reads 185 degrees.

Weight of turkey
APPROXIMATE time to cook in a 325° oven
3 to 3 1/2 hours
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours
5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours
6 1/2 to 7 hours