2 Hour Turkey

Trust me. It really works! This method, developed by a local chef, results in a juicy delicious bird in 2 hours (well, 2-3 depending on the size of the bird) i'm posting this because my mom and sisters have done this for years but this is my first time hosting thanksgiving (yikes) and i don't want to loose the recipe before i use it.


Cut off skin at the neck.
Cut off wing and second joint.
Remove giblets.
Clean turkey and pat dry.
Salt and pepper inside and out.
Coat all over with oil , rubbing in a little to make sure you have a good coating.
Sprinkle generously with paprika.
Place turkey on its side in a large roaster.
Roast in a 400 degree oven for 2-3 hours.
3 / 4 of the way through the cooking time , turn turkey to the other side.
It is very important that you do not pierce the skin', just a hint: to ensure you don't pierce the skin and let out all the juice you might want to use a couple old oven mitts and just pick up the bird to flip it"]".


turkey, salt and pepper, vegetable oil, paprika