Caity Sue's Turkey

This turkey is very moist and tender when these instructions are followed to a T. Be sure to let the turkey "rest" at least 20 minutes before carving! Very important!




18-20 lb turkey 2 yellow onions, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 celery, chopped 2 cups water OR chicken broth

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Place vegetables and broth or water in the bottom of the roasting pan. Place rack over the vegetables and put turkey BREAST SIDE DOWN on the rack. (DO NOT STUFF TURKEY)Roast turkey (breast side DOWN) at 250° for 3 hours. Turn turkey breast side UP and brush with 2 TBSP melted butter; roast for another hour. Turn the heat up to 400° and roast for another hour. Make sure the meat in thigh is at 175°. Remove turkey from the oven and cover with foil. Don't carve the turkey for at least 20 minutes after removing from oven.