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Thanksgiving Recipe for Roasted Turkey & Homemade Gravy

by Rebecca Hall on October 25, 2019
Thanksgiving Recipe for Roasted Turkey & Homemade Gravy

 

  1. Thaw frozen turkey in refrigerator. It takes 24 hours per 5 pounds to thaw, so if you have a 20 pound turkey it will take four days to thaw.  There is no harm in giving it an extra day or two to be certain turkey is thawed.
  2. Remove package of gibletstypically stored inside chest cavity. Dry with paper towel
  1. Baste turkey– Melt 1 stick of butter and brush over entire turkey(inside and out).
  2. Season turkey– Lots of salt, pepper and Lawry’s Seasoning salt
  3. Bake turkey – Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Place turkey breast downon roasting pan.  Lay a piece of aluminum foil over turkey to avoid over-browning.  Remove foil one hour before end of cooking time for golden brown result.

  Size                             Baking Time

10 to 18 lbs               3 to 3 ½ hours

18 to 22 lbs               3 ½ to 4 hours

22 to 24 lbs               4 to 4 ½ hours

24 to 30 lbs               4 ½ to 5 hours

  1. Save Broth – Retain broth for making gravy
  2. Slice Turkey

HOMEMADE GRAVY 

1, Cook Giblets  – Slowly boil giblets until very tender.  It is a good idea to purchase and include extra giblets and a couple of small

chicken breast for added consistency, flavor and quantity

  1. Boil 4 or 5 Eggs– Boil, peel and slice and chop VERY coarsely
  2. Mix flour and water– Mix with fork 5 or 6 tablespoons of flour with very hot water and set aside
  1. Heat turkey broth – Remove anything that doesn’t look good from turkeydrippings remaining from roasted turkey.  Place broth and giblets in mediumpot and simmer.
  1. Make Gravy – While broth is simmering, slowly stir in water & flour mixture.It may be lumpy at first, but will dissolve or lumps can be dipped out. Stir and  make gravy to desired consistency.  If too thick, add a little water and if too then, make another small combination of flour and water and add a little more to it.
  1. Add eggs – Add sliced boiled eggs and stir. If gravy becomes too thick, just add a little water.
  1. Season to taste – May add salt and pepper if desired, but usually drippings from roasted turkey add the perfect amount of seasoning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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