Lazy oven turkey

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
12 pounds Turkey *
1 medium Onion
1 teaspoon Dry thyme
1 teaspoon Dry rosemary
1 teaspoon Dry sage
\N \N Salt and pepper

* 8-14 pound

Remove giblets and neck from turkey; set aside. Rinse and drain turkey. Pat dry. Use a covered roasting pan that just fits the bird.

Cut onion in half and place inside turkey. Blend herbs and make a paste with a little fat. Spread on outside of turkey and press into skin. Tie legs together. Pour ½ inch water into pan and cover with lid. Place pan in a 350 degree oven for 1½ to 2 hours or til meat thermometer registers 185. Uncover for last 10 minutes to brown if desired. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before carving.

Drain liquid into a pot and return turkey to a warm oven til ready to carve(after standing 15 minutes).

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