BOUGHT the perfect turkey this year only to find it doesn’t fit in your oven?
It sounds like a silly mistake to make, but it is more common than you think. Here’s how to solve the problem…
Alamy There is a way to make your turkey fit in the oven if it is too big
How to fit your turkey in the oven
Cutting down your Christmas poultry items can help create more space in the oven.
- Cut off the legs by using a sharp knife to cut through the skin at the point where they meet the body so you can see the joint.
- Pull the leg away from the body until it pops out of the socket. Cut between the joint to finish the job.
- The legs can be cooked in a separate roasting tin; put them in about half an hour before the bird itself, and you’ll end up with juicy breasts and perfect legs.
Should you ever cram your turkey in whole?
Do not try to squeeze the turkey into the oven or cook it if it is touching the sides.
This will cook the turkey unevenly and burn it in some places.
As well as this, you can cause damage to your oven or make a right mess.
If you’ve already made this mistake, here’s a tip for cleaning up a mucky oven in minutes.
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