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How to Thaw a Turkey

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It’s not safe to thaw a turkey at room temperature or to cook a still frozen turkey. In this video, you’ll learn three safe and easy ways to thaw or defrost a frozen turkey. First, see the slow thaw method, which is done in the refrigerator and requires three days for a 15-pound turkey. The medium thaw method involves thawing the turkey completely submerged in cold water. With this method, a 15-pound turkey thaws in seven to eight hours. And finally, see the fastest way to thaw your turkey: in the microwave. We’ll show you how to prepare it for microwaving and how to clean up your kitchen after you’ve put the bird in the oven. Find top-rated recipes for Thanksgiving Roast Turkey. And before you tackle this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, check out more helpful Thanksgiving videos >>

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HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP A DEFROSTED TURKEY IN THE REFRIGERATOR?

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