Turkey disasters and solutions from Chef Jan Charles


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. If you've had some turkey disasters or fails, don't worry. Chef Jan Charles has some solutions to some of your problems.

Problem:One viewer tells us they forgot to get the turkey out of the freezer until the night before.

Solution: Jan tells us cold water is best. Place the bird under a trickle of cold water. It will still take a good while, but it's far faster and safer.

Problem: Another viewer says she had to make 2 turkeys for 2 separate dinners in just 2 days. What are some things you can do in advance to save time?

Solution: Jan tells us the best solution is to make a list! She says to prepare side dishes the day before, pie crust two days before.

Problem: Another viewer says she left all the giblets inside the turkey.

Solution: Jan says just toss the giblets, make sure the temperature of the bird is at least 165 degrees & it's good to go


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