Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Moist Roast Turkey from Margaret Leckie

2 large brown paper grocery sacks
1 stapler with lots of staples

1 uncooked, whole turkey
1 cup peanut oil
(do not substitute – peanut oil has a high resistance to burning and smoking)
1 Tb. salt
1/2 Tb. pepper
1 Tb. Paprika

Place one bag inside the other (double bag). Make paste of oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Rub paste on the inside of the bag and on the turkey. (Wearing disposable latex gloves sure helps in not being covered in paste!)
Stuff turkey as desired. Put turkey into bag and staple shut (use a lot of staples) and place in roasting pan. (The disposable aluminum ones work just fine.) Do not cover. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes per pound.

This will make the moistest turkey you have ever tasted. It is also so easy to clean up. Just throw away the bag! A good variation is to put different spices into the paste. Cajun spice dust is a good example.

This recipe came from my best friend's, Michelle's, step-mom, Margaret Leckie. Thanks, Margaret!

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