Kindergarteners teach us how to cook a turkey 

By Ramya


Apples. Consider quartering an apple or two for stuffing your turkey. The flavor remind you of fall, but apples will also provide the turkey with a little extra moisture during the cooking process (you can still brine the turkey, of course). 

What does putting an apple in a turkey do?

“When roasting the whole bird, the key is to cook the legs longer than the breast," Tommy says. "Once the breast is cooked, remove the bird from the oven, remove the legs and then put them back in. This stops the breasts drying out." 

How do you cook a turkey without drying it out?

You can use either of these temperatures when cooking a turkey. 325 degrees will yield more tender meat, while 350 degrees makes the turkey cook more quickly while imbuing it with a richer taste

Is it better to cook a turkey at 325 degrees or 350 degrees?

Roasting is without a doubt the most popular method used to cook a whole turkey. And what's not to love? It's easy and straightforward and yields delicious results. 

What is the most popular way to cook a turkey?

Onion, celery and carrot: These chopped vegetables are placed inside the cavity. These help to add flavor and also keep the turkey moist as they steam. Other vegetables you can use are squashes or peppers. Seasonings & Herbs: Salt, pepper, fresh rosemary and sage. 

Why put an onion in a turkey?

For many home cooks, brining is one way to counteract the dryness. The process—soaking the turkey in a saline solution prior to cooking it—helps the turkey take in extra moisture, resulting in moist and juicy dark and light meat. Perhaps the most important part of brining is planning ahead. 

Why do people soak turkeys in salt water?

Dry brining, also known as salting, simply means rubbing the turkey down with salt, letting it rest in the refrigerator for 24 to 72 hours, and then roasting it. The salt changes the protein structure in the meat, causing it to release moisture

Why do you rub salt inside a turkey?