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Turkey

Postby ems101 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:38 pm

Right you fountains of all knowledge!

I need to cook Turkey for 9 people this year. My oven is a 50cm new world job. Small and not very accurate!

Would I fit and 5/6kg Turkey in it? Would I be better of with two crowns?

Giblets????

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Re: Turkey

Postby confusinglady » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:05 pm

Is it a single or a double oven?

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Re: Turkey

Postby confusinglady » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:23 pm

Actually I m not sure that matters much, except for if you need to put other things in with it.
I prefer to cook a whole bird, but that's because Im a leg kinda gal! I ve never cooked a crown.
We cooked for 15 last year (6 kids), and had an under 6kg Turkey. It just about fitted in our oven which is 35cm floor to roof in oven space if that helps?!

Whatever you pick, just put it in first thing as you can then take it out when it's ready, cover in tin foil and keep it warm whilst you cook everything else :thumbsup:

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Re: Turkey

Postby ems101 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Only thing that puts me off a whole one is giblets!!

What's the width of your oven inside @confusinglady?

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Re: Turkey

Postby clothmama » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:43 pm

I'm pretty sure you an get them without giblets can't you? If not make hubby deal with them :hohoho: :hohoho:

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Re: Turkey

Postby girlinleeds » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:54 pm

I can remember the first Christmas we cooked turkey me and dh were nearly vomiting removing the giblets. Turkey crown ever since, no help with your problem, but you can get a pretty big turkey crown. I know in the past my dads had to remove turkey legs and cook them separately when it won't fit, but then my dad buys a turkey that weighs as much as pips/ can feed an army even though he's only cooking for 7

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Re: Turkey

Postby ems101 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:10 pm

Ok Lyndsey! You've sold me on a crown!!

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Re: Turkey

Postby clothmama » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:20 pm

ems101 wrote:Ok Lyndsey! You've sold me on a crown!!

Nooooooo not as moist and no lovely leg meat!!! :snowball: :snowball: and much more expensive!

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Re: Turkey

Postby confusinglady » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:26 pm

The giblets come in a sealed lovely little plastic bag these days ( well from Tesco!) and you, with joyful glee, chuck em straight in the bin :hohoho: !

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