Why do recipes say to let a roasted turkey stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving?
Standing time allows the natural juices to redistribute throughout the meat of the turkey. This helps to produce an evenly moist turkey that is easier to carve. Keep the turkey warm during the standing time by covering it with foil. How do I skim fat from pan drippings? Place the drippings in a measuring cup or similar container. Tip the container and use a metal spoon to remove the oily liquid (fat) that rises to the top. I’ve heard that roasting turkey in a paper grocery bag is really easy. Is it safe to roast a turkey this way? According to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, the glue and ink on brown bags are not intended for use as cooking materials and may give off harmful fumes. In addition, brown bags are usually made from recycled materials and are not sanitary. Can I roast a turkey overnight in an oven set at a low temperature? No. Roasting a turkey at a temperature below 325 degrees F. allows harmful bacteria to multiply. These are