How To Cook The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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 @ Amazon.com)

Delouis Mayonaise All Natural ($10 for 6 @ Amazon.com)

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.