This is the method I have used for years to roast my Thanksgiving turkey. It comes out moist and tender and cooked to perfection every time.
Ingredients for Roasted Turkey:
1 turkey, size of your choice ( I used a 20 pound turkey, because I have a large family and I wanted leftovers.)
salt and pepper to taste
Instructions for Roasted Turkey:
Be sure the turkey is completely thawed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Remove giblets and the neck, if your turkey has any, set them aside if you want to use them later. Rinse the turkey, inside and out then dry with paper towels. I like the skin to be crispy, so I smear the turkey with olive or canola oil, then rub with salt and pepper.
Place turkey on a roasting pan, breast side up. Then cover breast with foil, place in center of oven. You may need to remove the top oven rack, depending on the size of your oven and your turkey.
Roast the turkey at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes per pound or until a meat thermometer stuck in to the center of the thigh reads at least 165 degrees F (remove foil for the last 30-40 minutes to brown the breast) .
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