How To Cook The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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2. COAT IT Most people coat the skin with olive oil or butter to achieve browned skin. That'll work, but we're going to suggest coating it with something else — mayo. The oil and butter will melt off in a hot oven, but mayonnaise — which is typically made from egg yolks, oil, and lemon juice — will actually stick to the skin to create a better crisp. Using your hands, apply a think layer on the turkey to promote even browning. olive oilGrocery List: California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($13 @ Delouis Mayonaise All Natural ($10 for 6 @ 3. DON'T STUFF IT Stuffing a turkey can cause it to cook uneven and result in dry or undercooked meat. Cook your stuffing separately from your turkey.