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Turkey by the numbers: how much, how long to thaw/roast

greygarious | Nov 8, 2013 08:57 PM

Here's the info on the special grocery bags my supermarket is using for the holiday turkeys:
1) how much to buy:
whole turkey - 1.5# per person
turkey breast - 3/4# per person
boneless turkey - 1/2# per person
2) thawing still-wrapped turkey in the refrigerator:
8-12# 2-3 days
12-16# 3-4 days
16-20# 4-5 days
20-24# 5-6 days
24-30# 6-7 days
3) thawing in wrapper in cold water:
8-12# 4-6 hrs
12-16# 6-9 hrs
16-20# 9-11 hrs
20-24# 11-12 hrs
4) USDA roasting times at 325F
8-12# 3-3.5 hrs stuffed 2.75-3 hrs unstuffed
12-14# 3.5-4 hrs 3-3.75 hrs
14-18# 4-4.5 hrs 3.75-4.25 hrs
18-20# 4.25-4.75 hrs 4.25-4.5 hrs
20-24# 4.75-5.75 hrs 4.5-5 hrs

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