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Whole Turkey

Fresh Young Turkey

Approximate cooking time in hours and minutes.

 
  Fresh Young Turkey*
(10-16 pounds)
Fresh Young Turkey*
(16-24 pounds)
Roasting/ Baking (325°F) 3-4 hrs.
15-20 min./lb.
(325°F) 4-5 hrs.
12-15 min./lb.
Braising/ Sautéing Not recommended Not recommended
Poaching/ Simmering Not recommended Not recommended
Deep-Frying (365-375°F) About 40 minutes.
3-4 min./lb.
About 60 minutes.
2-3 min./lb.
Oven-Frying (425°F) Not recommended Not recommended
Broiling/ Direct Grilling Not recommended Not recommended
Smoking/ Indirect Grilling 12-20 min./lb. 12-15 min./lb.

 MICROWAVE COOKING
Microwave Setting (high) 10 min./lb.
(med) remaining time
Not recommended
Cooking/Standing Time
(for combined total weight
12-15 min./lb.
standing time 20 min.
Not recommended

*If frozen, defrost in refrigerator, allowing 24 hours for every 5 pounds.
 
 

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