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    • Paton147
    • By Paton147 2nd Dec 17, 5:18 AM
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    Crispy skin!
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 5:18 AM
    Crispy skin! 2nd Dec 17 at 5:18 AM
    Iíve spent hours trawling the net for an answer, and asked so many people over the years!!! How do you maintain crispy skin on your festive bird!?

    We are told to cover the turkey with foil or a towel for an hour or two... but this just causes condensation that turns the skin soggy!

    Any ideas? Blow torch?! Leave uncovered?!

    Also.... I have 11 guests... so where do people stand on cooking the turkey the night before?!
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Dec 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:32 AM
    My mil cooked the meats the night before last year and it was hideous. The pork was like leather and the turkey drier than the Sahara. She’s usually a really good cook so an anomaly.

    As to how to have the skin to eat crispy. Take it off the bird the minute it’s cooked and gobble is up. It’s the best bit and shouldn’t be wasted to sogginess.

    I’m not allowed to cook at Christmas. Because I do selfish things like eat all the turkey skin. And eat all the best bits.

    I do have to slave away the day before and over night making the pavlova though.

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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 4th Dec 17, 1:28 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 1:28 PM
    Do a Google search for 'how to get crispy skin on turkey' and take your pick of the many suggestions
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