Thread Number: 73176  /  Tag: Recipes, Cooking Accessories
Just In Time For Thanksgiving - A *Butter* Butterball Turkey
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Post# 966529   11/7/2017 at 05:27 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Ones arteries began hardening just watching this video. *LOL*

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Post# 966538 , Reply# 1   11/7/2017 at 06:27 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

There afe some Butterball turkey farms in my area-that's where they grow those tasteless,ghost white turkeys!At the same time there are some WILD ones here if you want to hunt and shoot them-MUCH better,taste better and healthier for you!

Post# 966602 , Reply# 2   11/7/2017 at 12:42 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Ugggh.. not a turkey fan...  after that one played this one showed up.. oozing of schmaltz and butter



Post# 966621 , Reply# 3   11/7/2017 at 15:40 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I would hate

To clean that oven...LOL, A open roasted turkey makes almost as big a mess as a duck...But I LOVE turkey any way you fix it!...I put mine in a covered roaster.

Post# 966626 , Reply# 4   11/7/2017 at 15:49 by johnrk (Houston)        
Fried turkey

is still popular down in this part of the world. Those with sense share a fryer for several households to save on oil. I hate the damn things, just plain greasy. But then I'm not a real turkey fan anyway. I like chicken better.

If this were the only way people were getting saturated fats there'd be no problem. It's all the other crap people eat, processed foods, that are killing them.

I know that it was very, very popular in generations past to use butter in the skillet to cook steaks. I've tried it and it's very tasty. Forces you to use low heat, of course.

Post# 966627 , Reply# 5   11/7/2017 at 16:00 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
Butter for steaks

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Ohhh yes!

In France and many other places pan frying steaks calls for butter. I've done it and yes it produces a great tasty steak.

But what the heck, long as one is going down that path of eating red meat; a bit more fat (saturated and unsaturated) isn't going to harm... *LOL*

Post# 966630 , Reply# 6   11/7/2017 at 16:03 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
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Butter: the 5th Food Group! makes everything better!
(along with dry sherry and heavy cream!)

Post# 966633 , Reply# 7   11/7/2017 at 16:08 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Butter in moderation isnít going to kill anyone. And butter is much healthier for you than margarine. No other fat gives food a better flavor than butter. But I do agree, they did seem to use a rather excessive amount in the old Butterball commercial. My Mom used to put the cheese cloth over the turkey, but she didnít continue to baste it with melted butter, she basted it with the pan drippings.

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Post# 966638 , Reply# 8   11/7/2017 at 16:30 by johnrk (Houston)        

That's what I always loved about Julia Child. I was vegan and/or vegetarian for nearly 30 years but I enjoyed her cooking. She was never authoritarian about foods or ingredients, despite the food and nutrition fads going around. I still think her book and video series, "The Way To Cook", is a great primer for anyone new to the practice.

Post# 966641 , Reply# 9   11/7/2017 at 16:39 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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butter is much healthier for you than margarine.


It's funny, because I remember an era when conventional margarine was loudly proclaimed to be so much healthier. Voices saying otherwise were fringe nuts. And then they discovered that transfat problem...and suddenly margarine didn't look so good any more...



Post# 966643 , Reply# 10   11/7/2017 at 16:42 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I, too, really liked Julia Child. When I was first cooking, I read chunks of her Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and appreciated it so much. Later, thanks to, I went out of my way to see her cooking show (on DVD from the library), and what was going to be "just watch enough to get a sense of what this was like" became "watch the whole set."

Post# 966644 , Reply# 11   11/7/2017 at 16:48 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I wonder if butter baking would also work for Tofurkey?



Post# 966648 , Reply# 12   11/7/2017 at 16:55 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Rub the bird with oil, then sprinkle the salt,pepper and Bell's Seasoning. I like to surround the bird with celery and onion. I have used the Reynolds Baking Bags for years. Self basting and no mess!

Post# 966650 , Reply# 13   11/7/2017 at 16:59 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I open roast my turkey in a V rack every year, never much of a mess, but a very good moist and nicely browned turkey.  I baste it with melted butter and pan drippings.

Post# 966651 , Reply# 14   11/7/2017 at 17:00 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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And I might as well post this recipe like I do each year. Pack the turkey with unpopped popcorn. Sew it up. Put it into a hot oven. When the turkey's rear end blows off, the turkey is done!



Post# 966734 , Reply# 15   11/8/2017 at 00:26 by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

"Rub the bird with oil, then sprinkle the salt,pepper and Bell's Seasoning. I like to surround the bird with celery and onion. I have used the Reynolds Baking Bags for years. Self basting and no mess"

YES!!!! Ditto.

Post# 966760 , Reply# 16   11/8/2017 at 05:33 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I've used roasting bags for years, too. I make the turkey the day before (mashed potatoes and gravy, too), then slice and pan it with juices to transfer to my nephew's for Thanksgiving.

On butter: I'm in the 'Fifth Food Group' camp. Rarely does a dish not benefit from the addition of a little (or a lot of) butter. I recall a fad a few years ago in which people added a bit to their coffee. No interest in trying that one.

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Post# 966774 , Reply# 17   11/8/2017 at 07:37 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Bells Seasoning

Is the best thing ever invented for poultry, I use it in my dressing too.

Post# 966775 , Reply# 18   11/8/2017 at 07:38 by johnrk (Houston)        
Oven Bags

are worth every penny. I have a big Magnalite roaster that I use in the oven and I use one of those bags.

Post# 966820 , Reply# 19   11/8/2017 at 11:50 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

To each his own but I HATE anything cooked in a bag. Tried it years ago and my take is that the food comes out as if it had been steamed, very unappetizing.

Post# 966829 , Reply# 20   11/8/2017 at 12:32 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I like the roasting bags too. They can have a tendancy to give a steamed like flavor, but if I season turkey with poultry seasoning and place a bed of aromatic vegetables in the bag and place the turkey on top of them I find that the finished turkey tastes really good. And the meat is moister too. Neither of us like dark meat, so I always just roast two bone in turkey breasts instead. And the oven doesnít get all splattered with grease, which is a plus because our oven isnít self cleaning, its moi cleaning,LOL.

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Post# 966830 , Reply# 21   11/8/2017 at 12:35 by johnrk (Houston)        

food porn is such fun! I have friends with whom I can talk for age just about recipes and preparations.

Post# 966854 , Reply# 22   11/8/2017 at 14:56 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I recall a Cavalcade of Food video that Kevin & Ralph did on bagged-cooked turkey and how it avoided the usual mess. I'm all for that even with self-cleaning ovens. 


I've seen several videos on cooking and carving a turkey, but never one on how to properly eat one. I think Sylvia Schnauzer had the right idea...

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