How to Cook the Perfect Turkey & Make Turkey Crackling
Cooking a turkey doesn’t need to take as long as you think it does if you follow Paul Kelly’s cooking tips to cook a KellyBronze turkey. These are available both in the UK and the USA.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
4-6people 5minutes 2hours 30minutes
how to cook the perfect turkey
  1. Take the turkey out of the fridge and leave to stand for at least two hours, allowing it to reach room temperature.
  2. Three hours before you want to eat Christmas dinner, preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F or 160°C/320°F for fan ovens.
  3. Remove any trussing/string from the bird and the pack of giblets from inside the cavity, and place in a large roasting tin, breast down.
  4. Add your favourite vegetables to the tin along with 500 ml of water and the giblets, and season well.
  5. Place in the preheated oven WITH NO FOIL.
  6. Remove from the oven halfway through cooking, turn the bird over and puncture right through the thighs. Season well before returning to the oven.
  7. Check the core temperature using a meat thermometer 20-30 minutes before the end of cooking time.
  8. Remove from the oven when the core temperature reaches just under 65°C/150°F, and leave to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes before carving. DO NOT COVER WITH FOIL.
to make turkey crackling
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F or 160°C/320°F for fan ovens.
  2. Peel the skin off the cooked turkey and lay it on a baking tray. The extra maturity of a KellyBronze turkey means the extra fat under the skin will render down beautifully, crisping up the skin.
  3. Season the turkey skin with salt, and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes

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