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Can I cook a 22.75lb turkey in a 18qt Nesco?
Jen
11/21/09
I'm having Thanksgiving for the first time and have never cooked a turkey. I'm borrowing my Mother-in-law's 18qt Nesco and wanted to cook the turkey in it. I wanted a 20lb turkey, but the store was out so I had to get a 22.75lb turkey. Can I still cook it in the Nesco? Also, it says 15-18 min/lb. That seems like FOREVER! I am not going to stuff it-I will just put onion, garlic and some herbs inside. Thank you!
Jen
11/21/09
Oops, it's actually 23.75lbs. My bad!
ellen
11/21/09
Nope. Unless you are willing to cut it up into quarters before you roast it, it won't even let you close the top, never mind allow the 1 inch of air above the turkey to insure safe even cooking. See the food service cooking techniques page at eatturkey.com for the latest on timing, but yes, they do tale almost twice as long as a 10 pounder.
ellen
11/21/09
By the way, here is the website for the timing:
www.eatturkey.com/foodsrv/manual/prep5.html
Cheryl
11/25/09
I have a 28 lb turkey - what size roasting pan d
A friend just gave me a 28 lb free range non frozen turkey - I have to buy a pan large enough to hold it - what would you recommend. It is the largest turkey I have ever seen. What is the best way to cook such a large turkey.
ellen
11/25/09
You posted twice, see the other one.
Sabrina
11/26/09
I have 2 turkeys, 12lb & 15lb in my 18qt Nesco
I hope your on and able to help me, I have searched everywhere and I might be in trouble.
I have two turkeys, one 15 lb and a 12 lb in my 18qt Nesco, yes its shocking and the lid fit. I have all night to cook it and need it ready to eat by noon tomorrow. What temp should I use?
ellen
11/26/09
You posted twice, see the other one.
 
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