Roast Crisped-Skin Turkey

From The Perfect Roast Turkey

Roast Crisped-Skin Turkey

Why This Recipe Works

For a great roast turkey recipe with a superbly crisp skin, we let the bird air-dry in the refrigerator after brining, which allowed the residual moisture in the skin from brining to evaporate. As a result, the skin became crisp in the oven...

Why This Recipe Works

For a great roast turkey recipe with a superbly crisp skin, we let the bird air-dry in the refrigerator after brining, which allowed the residual moisture in the skin from brining to evaporate. As a result, the skin became crisp in the oven instead of steaming from excess moisture.

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The Perfect Roast TurkeySeason 1, Ep. 102

We discover that brining the turkey and then air-drying it in the refrigerator overnight are the keys to crisp skin and moist, flavorful meat.