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Thawing a Turkey in the Fridge


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Thawing a Turkey in the Fridge

jcmods | Nov 15, 2006 08:43 PM

I noticed that almost every "official" how-to Turkey site tells you that a 12 lb bird thaws in roughly three days in the fridge. I have done this for a few years now and it takes a week to get thawed enough to take the marinade (which I do for a couple of days)

Wondering if anyone out there has ever successfully thawed a 12 lb bird in three days? Seems this misinformation would lead to a lot of Turkey day disasters. I have checked my turkeys after three days and it they are still solid as a rock at that point.

Just curious.

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