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5 Thanksgiving Disasters You Can Fix: Here’s How (Page 3)

2. Cooking Time Is Up and Your Turkey Is Raw

2. Cooking Time Is Up and Your Turkey Is Raw

It’s almost dinnertime and when you go to check the turkey it still isn’t done. Turkey is cooked only when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. You can fix it: cover the whole bird with tin foil to prevent the skin from burning before the meat has finished cooking and go ahead and crank up the oven heat. (But don’t go over 475°F. Higher than that and it may burn.) Keep in mind, if you’re cooking in an oven with the heat source on the bottom, any bits in the roasting pan may burn when you increase the temperature, so add a cup or two of water, turkey stock or wine to the pan to avoid any burning.

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