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Turkey in a Bag

Simple TurkeyThere's no easier way to prepare a whole turkey than in a oven roasting bag. The bird will be browned and moist when done, and the juice that accumulates in the bottom of the bag makes delicious gravy.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12-pound) whole turkey
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 stalks celery
2 large onions, quartered

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Remove giblets and neck, rinse inside and out and dry thoroughly. Salt and ground black pepper, to taste.
  3. Sprinkle the bottom of a turkey size oven bag with flour. Make a "bed" of the celery and onions in the bag and place turkey on top. Seal bag and make several slits in the top to vent.
  4. Bake 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature of the thigh meat reaches 180°F (85°C). The legs will wiggle loosely when done.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the National Turkey Federation.