Stupid turkey question: how do I know it's defrosted?

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Posted 11/23/2010 by andyapc in NSBR Board
 

andyapc
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Posted: 11/23/2010 12:58:34 PM
See? Stupid.

We're having a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night (Wed)and I bought a 14 pound frozen turkey last Saturday and stuck it in my fridge.

How do I know if it's totally defrosted? I mean, it feels soft but how do I know it's not still frozen in the middle? It's still sealed in its wrapper. I don't want to unseal it tomorrow and rinse it and find out it's still frozen solid in the middle - kwim? Because I won't have any time to thaw it in the sink at that point.

Is there any way to confirm that it is *totally* thawed out without unwrapping it?

(are you guys laughing at me?)


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Posted: 11/23/2010 1:05:31 PM
the middle is hollow. If it's soft, you're good to go.


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Posted: 11/23/2010 1:23:49 PM
OK - that's what I thought but I wasn't sure and I didn't remember how thick the skin would be (it's been awhile since I cooked a turkey and I have a ten-minute memory window anyway).

Thank you!


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Posted: 11/23/2010 1:23:51 PM
Don't you know you should take it out of it's package tonight and brine it anyway? LOL

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Posted: 11/23/2010 1:34:28 PM

Don't you know you should take it out of it's package tonight and brine it anyway? LOL


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