8 Biggest Thanksgiving Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) (Page 7)

Turkey Skin

Mistake 6: Getting the skin too dark

If you ever take a look at food-magazine covers at this time of year, you know the allure of the perfectly browned roast turkey. But honestly it’s quite easy to take it too far and end up with a bird that looks more charred than golden and succulent. Check the turkey often and as soon as it starts to look nice and brown, tent it with foil. Another way to slow the browning: baste the bird every hour or so. The liquid reduces the external temp of the bird, thus slowing the browning.

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