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What’s the best way to cook a turkey?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 Louisiana St. on November 22, 2011

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Photo of Anne Patterson

“We’re buying a turkey and a supplement. I’m thinking of brining this year — I like to try something new each time. I’m going to make it look like that Thanksgiving picture — all-American.”

Photo of Gaye Nicholson

“Roast it in the oven.”

Photo of Robert Janssen

“The best way is to bake it in the oven with lots of butter — or do what I’m doing and make steak.”

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“I wouldn’t know — I always leave it to my sister-in-law.”


jackpot 6 years ago

Till it's done. I use a set it and forget it. Turning till golden brown

budwhysir 6 years ago

one bottle at a time, when its wild...

countrygirl 6 years ago

We brine it first and then slow smoke with a mix of hickory and fruit wood. Very yummy!

riverdrifter 6 years ago

For Thanksgiving, I'm a traditionalist: oven roasted with sage dressing and gravy from heaven made by my Sis...

BMI 6 years ago

Once your mom is gone, the best way still isn't like it should be. No matter how good it tastes. Here's to all the Mothers, wives and others who perfect this holiday year after year.

Bill Lee 6 years ago

I cooking for only one, so I'll probably put a turkey breast in my crock pot with some sweet potatoes. I'll make mashed potatoes and dressing to go along with it. There will also be something with cranberries in it. That should be more than enough for one old man.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

As long as it ends up looking, smelling and tasting like ham I don't care how it's cooked!

Blessed4x 6 years ago

Once you've brined, you'll never go back.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

My sister owns Backwoods BBQ in Leavenworth. Just guess what our turkey (and ham) will be?

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

Although me sister will be providing the turkey for this year's family gathering (see above comment) my own preferred method is to butter the heck out of the carcass, sprinkle it all over with poultry seasoning and bake it in a baking bag. You don't get the crispy skin but it falls off the bone and I really hate dry turkey.

Kaw_Valley_Kid 6 years ago

cut it apart! cook the dark meat to 175 or more and the white meat to 165.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

Just don't use Google maps to get there, Autie. It landed my husband and I out by the landfill at midnight.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

Here's some nostalgia for you and prospector, autie. The video was actually made two years ago to the day. My son shot it over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 as a school project.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

He actually got special permission to do film of the old rodeo grounds as they are now on private property. These are the first images of them in years.

BeeBee3 6 years ago

Best way to "cook a Thanksgiving turkey?" Let it live.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

"What’s the best way to cook a turkey?" Clamp it!!

riverdrifter 6 years ago

Has anybody tried one of the oil-less turkey friers? Consumer input needed.

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