Tips on how to safely prepare your turkey

November 17, 2015 5:01 AM

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Many of us cook a full turkey just once a year — for Thanksgiving. But there are several tips we should follow to ensure we are handling the bird safely, through the thawing, cooking and storing processes.

If you buy a frozen turkey, place it in the refrigerator (40 degrees or below) in the original wrapper. Allow approximately 24 hours per 4 to 5 pounds of turkey. A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for one to two days. A fresh turkey should be purchased one to two days before cooking. Do ...

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