Atkins' Original Roasted Turkey


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Less of a recipe and more of exact cooking instructions so that your turkey will always be delicious and moist. 

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Have turkey at room temperature. Remove giblets from cavity. Run turkey under cold water to clean inside and out. Never soak a turkey in water. Dry it well. Rub turkey with salt inside and out. Use about 1/3 tsp. salt per lb. Insert poultry pins to draw body opening together. Use string to lace between pins (as you would lace a shoe).

Tie legs together with string if they are not already tucked under a piece of skin or brace. Bend wing tips under body and tuck loose neck skin under turkey. Put 2 large pieces of aluminum foil crisscrossed in large roasting pan. Place turkey breast side up on foil. Cover turkey breast with slices of uncooked bacon. Bring up lengths of aluminum foil and seal around turkey. It should be completely covered.

Cook in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cook for 15 minutes per pound if turkey is over 10 lb. If under 10 lb., cook for 20 minutes per lb.

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