Help for the age-old dilemma: How do you defrost a turkey on Thanksgiving?
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Male: How do you defrost a frozen turkey on Thanksgiving Day?
Anne Burrell: If your Turkey is not defrosted, yes, big problem. You can’t toss a frozen turkey in the oven. Good things will not happen.
Ted Allen: Well, I guess, my first question would be, “What? Did Thanksgiving sneak up on you? It’s on the calendar. It’s an annual event.
Anne Burrell: Are we still having this issue with defrosting turkeys? You know what? Sometimes time does get away from us, so here’s a couple of quick tips about how to defrost this in a hurry.
So, here we are. Our bird, let’s give it a poke. Still frozen, so how do we do this in a rush? First of all, leave it in the package, so we don’t have waterlogged bird, that’s never a good thing. We drop it in cool water, cool, not hot, so we don’t cook the outside of that bird. Make sure your turkey is totally submerged in that cool water. We’ll change the water every 20 minutes or so and in a few hours, you’ll have a defrosted bird. Happy Thanksgiving!