A Thanksgiving Turkey Cooked in Duck Fat
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Serves: 8-10 people
  • 1 10 lb turkey
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped time
  • 6 sage leaves chopped
  • ¾ cup of melted duck fat
  • ½ stick of butter, melted
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • cheesecloth, folded so it covers the entire top of the bird
  1. Combine fat and butter. Mix herbs into fat, refrigerate half of it until almost solid.
  2. Run hands underneath the skin on the breast to loosen it.
  3. Make sure turkey is dry as a bone. Rub olive oil all over and then salt it well. Stuff it.
  4. Taking the refrigerated butter and duck fat, with your hands spread it all over in between the breast and skin.
  5. Dampen the cheesecloth with water and then soak it in the remaining melted fat mixture, lay on over top of the turkey.
  6. Roast for 30 minutes.
  7. Add chicken stock.
  8. Roast an additional 2 hours, or until meat thermometer registers 165 degrees.
Recipe by Talia Bunting at https://www.taliabunting.com/thanksgiving-turkey-in-duck-fat/