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Never, ever seen it done this way !.. but totally wanting to try it !


I bought a turkey before Thanksgiving because it was only 39 cents a pound if I spent enough on groceries. I've never baked one before and I think this will be my cooking method. You are just a fount of information today!


I have NEVER heard of such a method! Very interesting though!

Allison Talamantez

Oh. My. My parents have done this for thirty plus years and we always have the PERFECT turkey!!!!


I've never seen this done but I certainly want to try it...very interesting. I suppose it works on the same concept as a a clay oven of sorts. It's amazing it gets so brown. Can't wait to "get me another turkey" to try it out!


are you serious?!?!

I've got to try this!!!


i remember when i was little my mom put brown paper over her paska (Easter bread) while it was baking. the paper caught fire in the oven!!


How does it not catch on fire??!!?? WOW, you have me really intrigued!!!!!!!

Joanne (The Simple Wife)

Cheryl: Yes, I'm serious! :) You'll never cook a turkey any other way once you try it.

Heather: No idea! But it doesn't catch on fire--I think it's because of the oil on the bag. But I'm not sure--I just know it doesn't!


can wait to try it on Christmas eve

carly winborne

okay, so i have been back to this post 100 times trying to muster up the courage to try it. and i have. i've done it. the turkey is oiled and in the oven as we speak. i can't wait to check it out in several hours. thanks for posting this! i really hope mine turns out as successful as yours!

Joanne (The Simple Wife)

Carly! How'd it turn out??


Is it normal for the house to stink like bag/oil while it’s cooking? Our house doesn’t smell of lovely turkey aroma but instead it stinks!

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