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Photo by nanny129

Cooking Level: Professional

Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Douglasville, Georgia, USA
nanny129 is looking for: (3 recommendations)
when will you put your turkey from freezer to fridge to thaw??

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Last updated: Nov. 18, 2012 5:13 am
Posted: Nov. 15, 2012 12:41 pm
 
Commented by: nanny129
Nov. 15, 2012 12:50 pm
my bird goes in the fridge to thaw lare saturday pm- will prep wed pm and cook thursday--i love thanksgiving- (really i love the leftovers)
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nanny129
Nov. 15, 2012 12:51 pm
it's right at 24 pounds- it will take that long- i may have to give him an extra bath- may be a little icy in the middle
 
Commented by: KGora
Nov. 15, 2012 12:50 pm
It depends on the size. This article should help. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/turkey_basics_safe_thawing/index.asp
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nanny129
Nov. 15, 2012 12:56 pm
kgora- thanks- i really was just seeing what others do and the size turkeys they cook- i always use over a 20 lb. bird - so it's kinda standard- for the 4 days- i had rather it be a little icy- it thaws in the extra fridge so the door is never opened-- i can't wait-
 
kathryn
Nov. 15, 2012 12:57 pm
I am doing 4 24 pound turkeys. I will put them in the ref on Saturday.
 
KGora
Nov. 15, 2012 12:59 pm
When I make a turkey I usually do a hen - about 10-12 lbs.
 
Commented by: Heide
Nov. 15, 2012 4:37 pm
Today is the day to put the bird in the fridge, per Rachael Ray.
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Nov. 15, 2012 4:39 pm
Usually on Sunday and by Thurs. it is just right.
 
KingSparta
Nov. 15, 2012 6:17 pm
Today Is The Day, For A Very Large Bird, I Put Mine In The Fridge Tonight. Smaller Birds Take Less Time, Most Frozen Birds Have Directions For thawing per pound on the wrapper.
 
Nov. 16, 2012 6:39 am
I put the frozen bird on a cookie sheet with paper towels on the lowest shelf in the refrig. It sometimes will drip as it thaws and you don't want that to drip onto raw veggies of other things in the frig. I also cut open the outer wrapping/shrink wrap and cover with plastic wrap so it continues to thaw slowly and evenly.
 
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