Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Inspired by the Turbaconducken, my first attempt at a bacon-wrapped turkey.

Bacon-wrapped turky, ready to bake

Ready to bake

Bacon-wrapped turkey out of the oven

The cooked bird

Bacon-wrapped turkey, hero shot number two

Another hero shot

Lessons learned: thicker bacon, lower temp (baked this at 325), better covering of the bird to preserve moisture (or add liquid to oven). Overall, not a bad first attempt; even J– liked it (or so she says).

4 thoughts on “Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

  1. That's where this bird came from (well, J–'s work; although the humor factor in the U giving out 60,000 turkeys seems high). Spend the money on good, thick bacon.. the stuff I used was way to thin and didn't survive the long baking very well.It was pretty good though. How could it now be? Bacon!

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  2. How thick of bacon did you use? We are in the process of getting eveything to cook one up in the next bit. I will have the mother in law custom cut bacon at the meat locker when she is at work sometime soon.

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  3. I bought standard thickness (I wanna say Oscar Meyer, but could have been Thornapple or something like that). Since you have access to a slicer, I'd go pretty thick, almost side pork thickness. It cooks down a lot; the standard thickness stuff was paper-thin when our turkey was done.

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