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There’s Really Only Two Ways To Thaw Your Bird

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There’s a lot of pressure on the cook to get the Turkey right on Thanksgiving.  Too dry, too mushy, neither extreme is acceptable when the whole family sits down as one.

So who ya gonna call and what will you ask?  Well, Butterball offers its Turkey Talk Line every year and the most-asked question they get each and every year is – “How do I thaw a turkey?”

Nicole Johnson is a Butterball’s Talk Line expert and she tells FOX News there’s really only two ways to go about thawing your bird.  (note to self…so, it must be thawed before its cooked!)

Johnson says the first and best method is to remove your wrapped turkey from the freezer and put it on a tray breast-side up inside your refrigerator set at 40 degrees or lower and allow1 day of thawing for every four pounds of turkey. (note to self…plan ahead for pounds and days required….So, yes, you need math to cook turkeys!)

If you don’t have that kind of time or the organizational skills necessary, you’ll want to employ the second method, called cold-water thawing.

For this one you’ll create a cold-water bath in a clean sink and place the still-wrapped turkey breast-side down in the bath. Every 30 minutes you should change the water and rotate the bird and this methods will only

Also, once your turkey is thawed out, it should remain in the fridge until it’s time to cook it. (Fox)

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