Turkey Defrosting Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner
Even the smallest turkeys -- if frozen -- need to be pulled out of the freezer and put in the fridge with enough time in order to thaw in time for Thanksgiving. According to foodsafety.gov frozen turkeys between 16-20 pounds will need up to 6 days to defrost in a refrigerator.
While defrosting in the fridge is the recommended way from foodsafety.gov, you can defrost in water, or in the microwave faster than the refrigerator method. Check out these water and microwave defrosting tips here.
Also, did you know you can COOK a frozen turkey? Just be aware that cooking a frozen turkey will take AT LEAST 50% more time than cooking a thawed one. Happy Thanksgiving!