What Is the Best Way To: Cook a Turkey?

What Is the Best Way To: Cook a Turkey?

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Faith Durand
Feb 18, 2010
Most cooks only cook a whole turkey once or twice a year. So it's a kitchen task that fills them with dread; it's so big! So unwieldy! So fraught with culinary terror! Well, the turkey shouldn't be so scary, even though it is indeed very big. What is the very best way to cook a moist, tender turkey — on Thanksgiving, or any day of the year? Do you have a failproof method? Here are a few more posts on cooking that big bird. • Where Should I Buy My (Organic) Thanksgiving Turkey?How Are You Cooking Your Turkey?The Perfect Turkey: Do You Need to Baste?How to Check the Temperature on a TurkeyHow To Make Turkey Gravy for Thanksgiving Previous Best Ways To...Clean the RefrigeratorBreak an EggCook RiceSoften ButterCook Salmon FiletsWash DishesCook a SteakMake Pot RoastClean Granite Countertops?Fry an EggMake Coffee at HomeCook a Chicken (Image: USDA Thermometer Placement & Temperatures Guidelines)
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