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When should I take the turkey out of freezer and put in fridge to defrost?

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Last updated: Nov. 18, 2012 7:24 am
Posted: Nov. 17, 2012 5:24 pm
Answered by: olina
Nov. 17, 2012 5:34 pm
Depending on how big of a turkey I would say Tuesday at the latest.
Answered by: joanie
Nov. 17, 2012 5:35 pm
i put mine in the frig 3 days before cooking
Nov. 17, 2012 5:48 pm
I read somewhere to count on 1 day for every 4 pounds of turkey weight.
Answered by: Jeanie Lewis
Nov. 17, 2012 5:36 pm
I usually bake a 10-12 pound bird every year. I put it in the refrigerator to start thawing on Sunday morning, and put it in the oven late Wednesday night to bake for the big day. Hope this helps!
Nov. 17, 2012 5:47 pm
This chart from the FDA will tell you what you need to know.
Answered by: Sweettreats
Nov. 17, 2012 6:34 pm
I place my turkey in a cooking bag with brine (frozen) and place it in a large bucket with ice and place it in the sink over night or in the cold garage.
Nov. 17, 2012 7:00 pm
I'd put it in the fridge in the morning.
Nov. 18, 2012 2:49 am
i took mine out yesterday (sat) - 24 pounds
Nov. 18, 2012 6:37 am
I move my to the refrig on Sunday to start thawing. Easy to remember since Thanksgiving is always a Thursday !!!! Something huge might need to be started on Saturday, but good rule of thumb. I also open the plastic shrink wrap and cover with plastic wrap so it thaws slowly and evenly.
Nov. 18, 2012 7:24 am
3 days in the fridge, 4th day your cooking it!After it's thawed, it can probably sit in the fridge, a few more days. The stores sell fresh turkeys a week ahead of time..There's tons of preservatives in them, whether we know it or not.
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