Slow-Roasted Turkey with Gravy

From the episode An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Why This Recipe Works

For our roasted turkey recipe, we solved the problem of bringing the dark meat up to temperature without overcooking the white meat by forgoing a whole turkey in favor of a breast and two leg quarters, which we roasted on a rack over baking...

Why This Recipe Works

For our roasted turkey recipe, we solved the problem of bringing the dark meat up to temperature without overcooking the white meat by forgoing a whole turkey in favor of a breast and two leg quarters, which we roasted on a rack over baking sheets to promote air circulation. Without the insulation from the turkey’s backbone and breast meat, the thighs and drumsticks reached 175 degrees just as the breast finished cooking, resulting in a tender and juicy roast turkey recipe.

Slow-Roasted Turkey with Gravy