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Easy Roast Turkey

Total cooking time: 5 hours
14 LB TURKEY (THAWED). ALLOW 5 HOURS COOKING TIME.
  1. Rinse out cavity with cold water, drain and pat dry.
  2. Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
  3. Place turkey, breast up, on rack in roasting pan without stuffing the bird.
  4. Cover loosely with foil (dull side out).
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 325.
  6. Use following guide for cooking times:
  7. 3.5 4.5 kg. ( 8 10 lbs.) 4 4 hrs
  8. 4.5 5.5 kg. (10 12 lbs.) 4 - 5 hrs
  9. 6.5 7 kg. (14 16 lbs.) 5 - 6 hrs
  10. 8 9 kg. (18 20 lbs.) 6 6 hrs
  11. 9 11 kg. (20 24 lbs.) 6 - 7 hrs
  12. During the last hour of cooking, remove the foil to allow turkey to brown.
  13. Baste with pan juices. After removing turkey from oven, let stand 15 minutes before carving. (Do not allow meat left on carcass to stand at room temperature, cover and refrigerate immediately. Serves 8 - 10
by Reggie Robbins
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