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Roasting Turkey in a Baking Bag

Roasting wild turkey in a baking bag helps seal in the delicious juices. Baking bags are available from your supermarket in the section with foil and other food wraps. Instructions for using the bags are included with the packaging. Follow the directions for the bag and place the turkey (with or without stuffing) in a roasting pan or baking dish.

In general, most bags call for adding flour to the bag and shaking it inside to protect the bag, then placing it in a roasting pan at least 2 inches deep. Place turkey, brushed with oil or butter and seasonings, inside the bag. If the turkey is skinless, add a small amount of water and close with a tie. Slits are cut in the top of the bag and it is baked for 1 1/2 to 3 hours depending on size (10 to 12 minutes per pound without stuffing). Most bag instructions recommend baking the turkey at 350F. For greater accuracy, place a meat thermometer in the turkey's thigh. The turkey tests done when the thermometer reaches 180F.

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