Foolproof turkey recipe

Foolproof turkey recipe from Ruthdpl

egg free gluten free nut free
Category Chicken and poultry recipes
ServesDepends on how big the turkey is
Prep time5 mins
Cook timeDepends on how big the turkey is mins

gransnetter ratings

Ease of finding ingredients 10
Ease of cooking10
Success with kidsn/a
Success with adultsn/a
Overall Mark10


Pack of cheap butter
1 turkey covered with streaky bacon
Muslin cloth

Handy Hint

I've used this method for years and never had a rubbery or dry turkey on Christmas Day. Unlike foil, this method allows steam to escape whilst the meat is protected and basted. Result!


1. Melt entire pack of butter
2. Soak muslin cloth in most of the melted butter
3. Apply over turkey
4. Pour any remaining butter over
5. Roast

gransnetter Reviews

From: cherryblossom on Thu 27-Nov-14 17:39:55 Overall rating: 10.0
Hello, I have got muslin left over from jam making in the Autumn so I am going to give it a go.Some of my Japanese family coming over for the festivities and they have never celebrated with roast turkey and trimmings so fingers crossed. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all gransnetters and team and thank you for two lovely book freebies received during 2014!
From: Ruthdpl on Thu 29-Nov-12 15:12:56 Overall rating: 0.0