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November 25th, 2010
05:30 AM ET

Don’t be chicken! Tackle turkey duty with these expert tips

Turkey trouble this morning?

We've got answers that could send you on your way to finessing a flawless roasted bird! Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line is at your rescue and on American Morning today.

The national phone line has been solving bird mishaps for 30 years, and its home economists have answered over 3 million turkey questions.

Today on AM, Carol Miller, Turkey Talk-line supervisor, gives you secrets to a moist, juicy bird.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Karen

    Help! I overcooked the turkey 😦 The white meat is really dry; is there any way I can help to moisten it before serving?

    Thanks.

    November 25, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  2. Bob

    Nevermind, it just now showed up, right after submitting my last comment.

    SORRY!

    November 25, 2010 at 8:17 am |
  3. Bob

    WHY WAS MY COMMENT REMOVED?!

    I POST A SIMPLE, LEGITIMATE QUESTION AND YOU REMOVE IT FOR NO REASON??? MAKES MORE SENSE THAN DIANA'S QUESTION BELOW, WHICH WAS ALREADY ANSWERED IN THE VIDEO! IF YOU'RE GONNA REMOVE A COMMENT, YOU SHOULD SEND AN EXPLANATION.

    Now I'll ask again:

    Carol, from Butterball, said that basting doesn't help much because the skin makes things roll off.
    So, what if I poke holes in the skin, will that allow the broth through?
    Sounds like a simple solution to the problem.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  4. Jake

    To Diana, who posted the foil question above:

    Did you sleep through the video? Try watching it again, all the way to the end; Carol thoroughly explained that.

    November 25, 2010 at 7:45 am |
  5. Mike Evans

    Hi I am a Brit sitting here in Canada (ON) watching amfix (have been in Canada 2 years) !! The best way to keep your turkey breast moist is to cook the bird "upside down" ! This also works for any type of poultry and you do not have to worry about overcooking the breast as remains in the juices. Happy thanksgiving !!

    Regards, Mike Evans

    November 25, 2010 at 7:37 am |
  6. Bob

    Carol, from Butterball, said basting doesn't help much because the skin makes things roll off.
    So, what if I poke holes in the skin? Will that allow the broth through? Sounds like a simple solution to the problem.

    November 25, 2010 at 7:36 am |
  7. Diana

    when do you put foil on ?

    November 25, 2010 at 7:09 am |
  8. Sam York

    I've been told many times not to cook the stuffing in the turkey for health reasons. Does it really make that much of a difference when cooking stuffing?

    Also, do marshmallows actually enhance or change the taste of sweet potato or is it just a Thanksgiving tradition?

    Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:33 am |
  9. Mike Lail

    What is the best way to get the skin crispy in the oven?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Mike

    November 25, 2010 at 6:30 am |