Pulling together a big holiday meal is always an interesting challenge, no matter how many times you've done it. Taking your turkey out of the oven and preparing it in a countertop roaster instead is one well-proven way to make your life simpler. The roaster oven gives you a finished turkey in less time, and it leaves your oven free for all of those side dishes you'd planned.
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Continue Reading. Written by Pat Schweitzer Pat took an interest in food after her very first cheese tasting for a 4-H club project, and the rest is history. She joined Hamilton Beach as the consumer test kitchen manager, where she develops recipes, tests products, and writes product guides.
Snack Girl realizes she will be the only food blogger who covers turkey this month — but she likes to be a rebel. First of all, my turkey breast photo above is real. Many of the photos that you see in the magazines are not. Recently, I talked with a food stylist who told me that they paint turkeys to make them LOOK roasted — the shame!
Aromatics and seasonings recommended: garlic, fresh herbs, citrus zest, spices, etc. A shallow baking pan will yield the best results when roasting a turkey breast, allowing air to flow completely around the turkey breast. Sign up for the Recipe of the Day newsletter to receive editor-picked recipes, tips and videos delivered to your inbox daily.
Free up the oven for side dishes and make your roast turkey in a roaster oven! We give tips for the juiciest turkey recipe with fresh herb butter…and how to get that golden brown skin on your turkey. You may also love our slow cooker turkey breast.
You read that title right. EVEN if you forget to defrost it, if you follow my instructions… you can whip up a Food Network worthy feast for your friends and family! I usually have to drench it in mashed potatoes and gravy to feel remotely interested in it.
According to manufacturers of electric roasters, a roaster oven cooks at approximately the same temperature and in the same time as a conventional oven. For best results, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Conventional oven roasting times may vary greatly, depending on a number of variables that affect the cooking time such as the shape of the turkey, the proportion of meat to bone, the variations in different ovens, the altitude, and if the turkey is fresh or frozen and then thawed. Adding to the confusion is that almost every source providing roasting times is different from one another.
Cooking turkey breasts gives you all of the homey scents and tastes of the holidays in half the time and with a lot less trouble than roasting a whole turkey. Roasting turkey breasts is basically just baking them with some liquid added to the bottom of the roasting pan. Use an instant-read thermometer to be sure.
A few Thanksgivings ago, I had officially reached the end of my rope! Unfortunately my dream of having a double oven has not yet been realized! I would either have to make my sides hours ahead of time, or make the turkey early and leave the sides until the last second. Neither option was really working for me, so I started searching for a better solution.