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What temp to put the turkey on?

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Crazycake Sat 24-Dec-16 17:19:26

We normally go to my mums for xmas but she's working this year. I've never cooked a full turkey before, DM said to cook it on low overnight in the oven, what temperature would you class as low (gas mark)?

Fairylea Sat 24-Dec-16 17:25:33

I just bung it in at about 200 for as long as it takes to cook. You can find various guides online as to weight of turkey / time - I bought a crown and mine has an estimated time on the front.

Personally I wouldn't want to leave my oven on overnight and it's always safer to cook poultry at higher temperatures.

whyohwhy000 Sat 24-Dec-16 17:44:55

35 minutes per kilo at 200 C (don't cook overnight)

If you have a meat thermometer, stick it into the fattest part of the turkey and leave it in there whilst it cooks. It's ready when it reaches 70 C.

whyohwhy000 Sat 24-Dec-16 17:49:02

Just realised you wanted gas mark. I would normally cook it at 200 C but if you're cooking overnight, I would probably say 1-2 is low.

Crazycake Sat 24-Dec-16 17:50:41

Thanks guys, I'm usually a good cook but this is stressing me out!

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