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** How to Tell if a Turkey is Done **

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** Editors
Nov 13th 2013 4:29PM

*How To Tell If Your Turkey Is Done*

There are several ways you can tell if your turkey is done roasting. The
most reliable method is to use a meat thermometer. For food safety, the
internal temperature of a whole turkey should reach a minimum of 165
degrees Fahrenheit. Other signs of doneness include clarity of the juices,
which should run clear, and the color of the meat closest to the bone,
which should not be pink.

*Using a Meat Thermometer*

Stick an instant-read meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh
without touching the bone, and let the thermometer take several seconds to
read the temperature. For perfect turkey, take it out of the oven at around
160 degrees Fahrenheit; the internal temperature will continue to rise due
to carryover cooking, during which the residual heat from


when is a turkey cooked

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