Help! Turkey question!!!

Gracie Gracie
My turkey had less than an hour to go. There are NO juices or drippings in the pan. I have never seen this happen. I did just dot the breast with butter. Any other ideas?
11/22/2012
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Originally posted by Gracie
My turkey had less than an hour to go. There are NO juices or drippings in the pan. I have never seen this happen. I did just dot the breast with butter. Any other ideas?
My Grandpa always bastes the turkey (or ham or roast or whatever) every hour or so, he says that it helps the natural juices to get flowing or something. Could it just have been a very lean turkey?

I looked it up, did you stuff it with bread? This link says that it's possible for the stuffing inside to have soaked up all of the fats that would otherwise drip off of it:
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Originally posted by Gracie
My turkey had less than an hour to go. There are NO juices or drippings in the pan. I have never seen this happen. I did just dot the breast with butter. Any other ideas?
Its best to add some chicken broth or water in the pan ahead of time so the stuffing doesn't suck it all up.. also keep basting it or it will just dry up.
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Originally posted by Gracie
My turkey had less than an hour to go. There are NO juices or drippings in the pan. I have never seen this happen. I did just dot the breast with butter. Any other ideas?
With less than an hour to go it is best to boil 2 cups of water or broth if you have it and pour it over the turkey and baste it again in about 30 minutes.
11/22/2012
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With less than an hour to go it is best to boil 2 cups of water or broth if you have it and pour it over the turkey and baste it again in about 30 minutes.
Great suggestion!! It is also what I would have done.
11/22/2012
Gracie Gracie
Well I added a cup of boiling broth and it seems to have worked out fine! I have always basted with the turkey's own juices. No stuffing in the bird. I worry about bacteria and all that. I make it in it's own cassarole dish. Thanks for the help y'all!!!!
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Originally posted by Gracie
Well I added a cup of boiling broth and it seems to have worked out fine! I have always basted with the turkey's own juices. No stuffing in the bird. I worry about bacteria and all that. I make it in it's own cassarole dish. Thanks for ... More
I'm glad it worked out! I find with young organic turkeys provide the best juices. Other than that, no so much. I always like to boil my water before I add it to food to get rid of bacteria, but broth is always better.

I hope it was delicious!
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