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roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?

 
bada boom
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roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
i am a guy who has to cook a turkey for Christmas eve dinner for four.
i cannot find any info on cutting up a turkey before cooking, the way you can with a different bird, the chicken.
cutting a chicken in half reduces cooking time.
can i do that with a turkey?
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12/24/2006 11:25 AM
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
Use a meat thermometer and allow it to reach 175 degrees.
bada boom (OP)
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
i do not have a meat thermometer.
i am planning to test for doneness by the touch method i have read about, and the way the leg socket will pull loose.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
Yes, you can break up the turkey. My dad was a chef and I remember him breaking up about ten of them for a rather large Moose Lodge dinner party. He prepard stuffing without actually having it inside the turkey. I know that it cuts down on the time for cooking and also has the benefit of not drying out the turkey. As to the exact way to do it I can't say as that was about 12 years ago and I can't remember.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
you cook by weight. cutting it by half will make it too dry. if you are filling it then only fill the neck part but even if you don't fill it try to cook it as a whole. Cover the tray by foil and cook at 190 degrees. when cooked remove the foil and cook for another 30 min for browning. during the browning time remember to glaze the skin with juices from the tray or butter. good luck
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
thanks hr

what got me thinking about the cooking time is that i read elsewhere how to put ice on the white meat before cooking the bird, because the white and dark meat cook for differing amounts of time. the ice cools the white meat before cooking to allow the dark meat to cook longer.
i thought i could split the bird so i could take the white meat out of the oven when done, and leave the dark meat to cook longer.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
i am a guy also and am cooking the meat this year as my wife is working.(actually i cook it every year.lol).
here is what i do to make it easy and simple. I remove the skin (trying not to tear). then i bone the bird and further slice the tick parts in to equal thickness. smother the meat with butter,salt and pepper on both sides of each slice. then i spread the skin flat on the kitchen worktop. then i open a pack of bacon and spread on the flat skin making sure any holes in the skin are covered by slices of bacon. then spread slices of meat all over the skin covering the whole skin in a uniform spread. the meat is now ready to roll. if you wish you can make stuffings (or buy ready made) and put in the middle before rolling. roll the meat making sure it is neat and then held together by string (the type butchers use). you can get from post office if you are in UK. then put the rolled meat in a tray cover with foil and cook. when ready take foil off and brown for another 30 min. when finally ready leave for 15 min before carving. you will be amazed as to the taste and how easy it is to serve. I have been doing this for the last 4 years and kids will not have any other way. good luck. oh, BTW the cooking time without the bone is reduced to less than half.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
Forgot to say: when you spread the meat on the skin, do alternative white, dark meat next to each other in the direction of rolling. this way in every cut you make there will be a bit of white and a bit of dark meat. it also helps to cook at the same time.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
re the post about cooking by weight...

cook at 190 degrees???

nothing would ever cook at 190.
what kind of typo was that?
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
190 c. it is not a typo. as i said i am in UK and we do not tend to work in Farenhite any more unless you are very old fashioned. 200c is too high as all the books will tell you. the best chefs in UK only cook at 170c but normally recomend 190c. LOL. i know what you mean now when you say you are a guy. when was the last time you saw inside an oven? only a joke.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
Julia Child Turkey cooking TIP!!!!

Wings & drumsticks get Over cooked.

Solution:

Cut the wings off
Cut the Thighs off at body
Cut the back out

This leaves the Breast alone.

Olive OIL, Salt & Pepper.

Breast, with Thigh & drumstick usually fit in same pan.
Back & wings in separate pan.

Put 2 cups of water or chicken broth in bottom of pan!

400deg until desired color.

Cover tightly with fOIL or Lid - poke 2 or 3 vent holes.

350deg till 10 deg below finish cooking temp.

Wings & back will be done First - take out - and can be making Giblet Gravy.

Next Thigh & drumsticks.

Breast Remove - let rest 20 mins.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

New EXCELLENT TIP.

Cut Breast Crossways.
Remove breast from Bone - each side.
Hold together - Cut CROSSWAYS - NOT lengthways.
as in Brisket or Corned beef.

This makes a Most Esceelent MOIST Turkey.

PS - DO NOT BASTE - Waste of time & Heat.

Daniel
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
Cook the turkey upside down in a cooking bag with 1 cup of water and one tablespoon of liquid smoke. Do not stuff the turkey put an apple skinned in the turkey. Cut the legs and wings away from the breast but not off.

Hands down the best way to cook a turkey...You can also add basil, tyme and sage with the apple but needs to be fresh not from a bottle.

the chef
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
define bone the bird
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
define bone the bird
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 172959

ok , i know that i put myself in a corner by saying that phrase but then again i see if i can get myself out of this.
Two ways of boning the bird.
1/ the conventional way which is taking all the bones out and leaving the flesh.
2/ By fucking the brains out of this bird (chick) so hard that by the end of it not only you have gone limp but so has she.
Is this defenition good enough?
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Easy way to cook a turkey.

Buy Reynolds Oven baking bags.

Put the bird in one of the bags. Put in a roaster pan. Place oven on 250 deg. about 1 am. The bird will slow cook all night & most of the morning.

The meat will literally peal off the bones & will be SUPER moiste to boot. I do this every year.

Besides, its a wonderful smell to wake up to.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
op here.
tried the 190 centigrade cooking temp (375 F)
cut the legs slightly so they were away from the breast, but just slightly. i cut the skin and the legs hung away by about an inch, just enough to let the breast cook.
i poked under the skin with a knife handle to separate the skin from the flesh, and poured in olive oil with some herbs under the skin.
i coated the bird with oil and some herbs, not fresh but just some stuff in the bottle.

the bird cooked in three hours: 14 pounds.
nice dark red color.
no cover on bird.
bird sat on lowest rack due to height of bird.

every body raved.
i thought it was a little dry, but the flavor saved it.
no gravy.

375 F did the trick, and fast.

thanks a lot.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
I think I remember seeing on the food channel that splitting the turkey in half and spreading it out would reduce the cooking time by 1/2. Anyway, you should be able to tell when it's done, so just check it.
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Re: roast turkey: if i cut it in half, will the cooking time be shorter?
Yep, cut it down the backbone and spread it flat cracking the breast if needed. Bakes up wonderfully and the breast isn't dried. Doesn't look bad on a platter either. I do chicken like this all the time.

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