How to Thaw a Turkey Safely

Learning how to thaw a turkey is not just important, it’s also really easy. Check out these methods for thawing a turkey safely so you can enjoy the holidays without a hitch!

Making sure you use a safe thawing method will help reduce the risk of foodborne illness happening during your holiday meal.

Thawing a turkey in cold water requires a bit more action on the cook’s part. Again keep the turkey in the wrapper and allow 30 Minutes per pound for the turkey to soak in cold water.

How to Thaw a Turkey Safely Cold Water Method:

You will need to change the water every 30 minutes until the turkey is thawed.

When you remove the turkey from the freezer keeps the turkey in its plastic wrapper.

How to Thaw a Turkey Safely In The Fridge Method:

Place the turkey on a tray or in a pan to catch any juices. Allow about 24 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey following the timetable.

Remember that you can keep the turkey in the refrigerator for a day or two extra once it’s thawed.

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