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Traditional Butter-Basted Roast Turkey

PHOTO RECIPE Traditional Butter-Basted Roast Turkey

Turkey. The ultimate holiday main course. Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas or even Easter, a whole roasted turkey is a no-brainer. If you are of the few that find turkey to be kind of, well, boring, this butter basted turkey may change your opininion

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Ingredients

number of servings
12
  • 1 turkey Added to
  • Cup ghee Added to
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt Added to
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Directions

125 min.
1. Step

Preheat oven to 325°. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for another use.

Traditional Butter-Basted Roast Turkey - preparation step 1
2. Step

Pat turkey dry. Trim excess fat. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under turkey. Tie legs together with kitchen string.

Traditional Butter-Basted Roast Turkey - preparation step 1
3. Step

Brush turkey with clarified butter; sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. Place roasting rack in large roasting pan.

Traditional Butter-Basted Roast Turkey - preparation step 1
4. Step

Arrange turkey, breast side up, on roasting rack. Bake turkey at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes, basting after 1 hour. Increase oven temperature to 450° (do not remove turkey from oven); bake an additional 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into meaty part of thigh registers 165°. Remove turkey from oven; let turkey stand for 30 minutes before carving. Discard skin.

Traditional Butter-Basted Roast Turkey - preparation step 1

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