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Defrosting time for turkey

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mumoftwo1975 Wed 21-Dec-16 23:16:55

Evening! I've got a 5kg medium turkey in the freezer and wondered if anyone would know how long to expect it to defrost please? Thankyou!

lastqueenofscotland Thu 22-Dec-16 12:50:47

Will you be defrosting it in the fridge or at room temperature.

If the fridge it's about 10hours per kg.

dementedpixie Thu 22-Dec-16 12:52:36

NHS gives this guide

To work out the defrosting time for your turkey, check the packaging for any guidance first. If there aren't any defrosting instructions, use the following times to work out roughly how long it will take to thaw your turkey.

in a fridge at 4ºC (39ºF), allow about 10 to 12 hours per kg, but remember that not all fridges will be this temperature

in a cool room (below 17.5ºC, 64ºF), allow approximately three to four hours per kg, or longer if the room is particularly cold

at room temperature (about 20ºC, 68ºF) allow approximately two hours per kg

When your turkey is fully defrosted, put it in the fridge until you're ready to cook it. If this isn't possible, make sure you cook it immediately.

mumoftwo1975 Thu 22-Dec-16 15:51:26

Fabulous thankyou I really appreciate your help.

Merry Christmas!

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