The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

70 Minute Butterflied Roast Turkey

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

10
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A fantastic turkey which roasts in only 70 minutes. Butterflying the bird results in very moist meat and I achieve super-crispy skin by putting salt and baking powder on my turkey the night before.

Ingredients

  • 12 pounds Turkey
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt

Preparation

Notes: Make sure your turkey isn’t any bigger than 12 pounds or it won’t cook in time. Salting and putting baking powder on the skin and letting it chill overnight makes for moist meat and a very crisp-skinned turkey, but you can skip this step if you don’t have time. The turkey might look a little blotchy and red after the overnight salting. That’s OK. Serves 8-9 people.

1. Put the turkey breast-side down on a cutting board. Using kitchen shears, cut down one side of the backbone and then cut down the other side. Chop off the wing tips. Reserve wing tips and backbone for stock. Open turkey like a book. Flip turkey over and press down as hard as you can on the breastbone to flatten the bird. Put it cut side down on a rack set in a roasting pan and sprinkle the baking powder and salt over the skin. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 6 hours, uncovered.

2. Take turkey out of the fridge about an hour before cooking and let it come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 450F.

3. Roast turkey for 70 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, until the juice runs clear when turkey is pierced with a knife. Let rest for 30 minutes before carving.

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of utopia

utopia on 4.29.2011

Do you brush off the baking powder?

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Low-Carb Spicy Margarita (Keto, Sugar-free)
Profile Photo by Abbie Brooks in Holidays
Kick back and enjoy this very grown-up Low-Carb Spicy Margarita. It's...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Buffalo Cauliflower for Tacos
Profile Photo by Lindsay @ FunnyLoveBlog in Holidays
Veg heads don't need to be an afterthought on Mexican night!...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Easy Chicken Posolé
Profile Photo by Mincoff Café in Holidays
Serve your guests something in addition to the usual tacos and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Homemade Cannoli
Profile Photo by Patricia @ ButterYum in Holidays
Cannoli might just be my very favorite Italian pastry, one we...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 24 Level: Intermediate


Easter Chocolate Coconut Truffle Spoons
Profile Photo by PW Food & Friends in Holidays
From Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 18 Level: Easy