The Basics: How To Truss A Turkey

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The Technique

How To Truss A Turkey

There are many ways in which one may truss a turkey for roasting. Most frozen birds available for purchase around the holidays will have already taken care of this step ahead of time using several different methods but if you plan to use one that has not been trussed, it’s a relatively straightforward technique. Be certain to check the temperature between the legs & the breast portion as it many take slightly longer to reach the proper temperature. The USDA recommends cooking a whole turkey to a temperature of at least 165 degrees throughout the entire bird. Use a digital food thermometer for the most precise results & probe the thickest part of the breast & inner most portion of the thigh. Learn how to truss a turkey for your Thanksgiving celebration. 

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How To Truss A Turkey

Trussing a turkey draws the wings in, prevents over browning or burning at the tips & promotes overall even cooking of the bird. It also ties the legs together offering a beautiful presentation. Follow these pointers for success in your own kitchen.

Thanksgiving Dinner. How To Truss A Turkey By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Techniques Holiday Turkey Dinner Trussing Truss Turkey Southern Entertaining RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Hostess

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Cut a 2 to 3 foot piece of butchers string. Position the turkey breast side up. Beginning at the neck portion, center the string & pull it towards yourself drawing in the wings tightly against the breast. Cross the string forming an “X” in the center of the cavity & pull it taut. Weave the string under the legs & form an “X” under the bird. Pull the string back upwards, cross the legs & tie a taut knot to secure them tightly in place. 

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