How to avoid a Thanksgiving disaster: Tips from the pros
By Lindsay Carlton
Each year millions of Americans will nervously scour the Internet in the hopes of finding a miracle solution to some of the most common turkey-cooking disasters. Whether you’re a newbie in the kitchen or a veteran host, turkey mistakes are bound to happen. So instead of stressing out or ordering KFC, we asked some of today’s most talented and renowned chefs and food writers for their best turkey tips and advice for saving your Thanksgiving turkey this year.
Turkey Snafu: You didn’t give your Turkey enough time to thaw out.
You woke up early just to put your turkey in the oven at the perfect and precise time for it to be ready for your guests. But in your groggy state of mind you’re aghast to see that your holiday bird is still frozen. Should you still throw it in the oven or should you try to find some way to speed up the thawing process?
Turkey Snafu: You didn’t give your Turkey enough time to cook.
With a dozen side dishes and timers going off, you mistakenly rush your turkey out of the oven too soon. Do you put the bird back in the oven and calmly tell your guests it will be ready soon? Or could you crank up the heat and make it cook faster?
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