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The Right Way to Take the Temperature of Your Turkey

hey everybody this is Kenji Lopez all
from Serious Eats and the food lab and
today I’m going to try and answer a
question that I get every single
November how do you take the temperature
of your turkey well the first step is to
get yourself a thermometer
I like the thermapen here because it’s
really fast it’s really accurate it’s
got a nice long probe takes measurements
in about two seconds it’s also
waterproof lots of nice features the
only downside is that it cost about a
hundred bucks or so so if you want to
spend a little bit less money you can
get yourself one of these two this is
the thermo pop and this is the lava
tools javelin both of them are about 25
bucks very accurate slightly slower than
the thermo pen but a great choice anyway
you really want to take the temperature
in three different places the first
place is in the deepest part of the
breast to get it I first stick the
thermometer all the way in until it hits
the turkeys breastbone and then I back
it off just a little bit and repeat this
testing it in a few different areas
now the government recommends that you
cook your turkey breast all the way to a
hundred and sixty-five degrees
Fahrenheit which is about 74 degrees
Celsius I prefer to cook my turkey to
150 degrees Fahrenheit which is about 66
degrees Celsius it comes out a lot
juicier and so long as you let the
turkey rest for about half an hour after
it comes out of the oven it’s just as
safe next you want to take the
temperature in the deepest part of the
joint between the thigh and the body as
well as between the drumstick and the
thigh these should both register a
minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit which
is 74 degrees Celsius although letting
them go a little bit higher is not going
to hurt because there’s so much fat and
connective tissue in that dark meat is
still gonna stay juicy now some folks
ask me if you can use a leave-in probe
thermometer like this one the answer is
yes but you have to be careful because
there’s a couple of issues the first is
that it’s very very difficult to tell
what the coolest part of the turkey
breast is going to be while the turkey
is still raw the other is that the metal
in the thermometer can actually conduct
heat into the turkey both of these facts
can end up giving you a false positive
reading a best a leavin probe
thermometer is an early warning system
but you should always double-check with
an instant-read thermometer to make sure
that you’ve hit that right temperature
so for the best Thanksgiving forget
about juices that run clear
forget about turkey timing charts and
most of all forget about
i turkey just use a thermometer and
juicy results are guaranteed

Turkey Thermometers Buyers’ Guide

How to read a turkey thermometer?

To cook a turkey correctly, you will need an accurate reading of your thermometer. Start by washing your device and drying it thoroughly. Slowly insert the thermometer into the thickest part of a turkey for a correct reading. Make sure you are not inserting the thermometer where it is touching a bone, as the reading will be inaccurate. When inserting a thermometer, make sure you push it all the way in to reach the correct part of a turkey. If it is not going in easily, hold it at a slight angle instead of straight down into the turkey. When you are done using the thermometer, use mild dish soap and warm water to clean the metal probe section of it. Dry it thoroughly before storing it or using it again.

Where to put the thermometer in turkey?

Your thermometer should always be inserted into the right area of the turkey to ensure a correct reading. Once you think the turkey is done cooking, insert the thermometer slowly into the thickest part of its thigh. You should be hitting the bird right above the crease between the thigh and the breast. The thickest part of the turkey always takes the longest to cook, so once that section is ready, then so is the whole turkey. Once you are sure the turkey is done, take it out of the oven and cover it with aluminum to rest for 30 minutes. This will let the turkey re-absorb the juices to make the meat moist and tender.

What temperature to cook a turkey?

A turkey should be roasted at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F.

What temperature is turkey done?

A turkey is usually done when the thermometer reads 165 degrees at the breast and 180 degrees at the thigh.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.