Turkey-In-A-Sack

Turkey-In-A-Sack
14-20 servings, depending on size of turkey
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1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons paprika
4 teaspoons hot water
1 cup peanut oil
1 turkey, 14 to 16 pounds

Select your turkey carefully. It should Not exceed 14-16 pounds. Wash and dry. Rub peanut oil mixture into inside and outside of turkey. Add celery, onion, carrots, etc, if desired, but not necessary. Truss as desired.

Pour remaining oil into large brown paper sack (Type they used in grocery stores in the old days, now you have to ask for them.) Rub oil mixture inside sack until every pore in every inch of sack is sealed. Add additional oil if needed.

Place turkey in sack, breast side up. Fold over end of sack and tie securely with string. Bake at 325 degrees F approximately 10 minutes per pound. I find 10-12 minutes is perfect. Since the sack is air-tight, the turkey is cooked by live steam; therefore, when sack is opened, be careful!

With no basting, no careful watching, the turkey comes out tender to the bone and golden brown!

 

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