How Long To Thaw A Turkey
How Long To Thaw A Turkey?
The time needed to thaw a turkey depends on the temperature and the weight of the turkey. You need to allow ample time to thaw a turkey because you never want to cook a turkey from the frozen state. So, how long does it take to thaw a turkey?
Table of Thawing Times for Turkey:
|Refrigerator Time||Cold Water Time|
|Frozen Turkey 5-10 lbs.||1-2 Days||2-5 Hours|
|Frozen Turkey 10-15 lbs.||2-3 Days||5-7 Hours|
|Frozen Turkey 15-20 lbs.||3-5 Days||7-10 Hours|
|Frozen Turkey 20-25 lbs.||5-6 Days||10-12 Hours|
|Frozen Turkey 25-30 lbs.||6-7 Days||12-15 Hours|
|Frozen Turkey 30-35 lbs.||7-9 Days||15-17 Hours|
** After thawing your turkey, be sure to remove the internal organs and the neck from both ends open ends of the turkey before stuffing or baking. These parts can be boiled in water to make a gravy base, but should not be baked inside the bird. **