This was SUCCULENT Turkey, stuffed with good stuffing, very moist & juicy & thoroughly cooked! The gravy was awesome too!
25 LB Turkey or the size you choose
One recipe of my Moms Stuffing found on this blog in the November 2011 archive!
Wash & rinse the turkey drain off all water & pat dry inside & out with paper towels. Stuff with the uncooked stuffing, pack loosely!
Truss up your turkey & the sprinkle with the seasonings. Spray with cooking spray all over the bird. Roast covered at 325 for 4 & 1/2 hours uncover for the last 1/2 hour. Remove from pan & let rest while you make gravy from the pan juices.
GRAVY I take all the pan juices & drippings & place in a deep saucepan. Add about 2 cups of water from your potatoes you are cooking to make mashed potatoes (this adds flavor & starch to help thicken your gravy). Bring to a simmer. In a large deep mixing cup add about 4 TBS of Cornstarch & stir in about 1 Cup COLD water. stir until smooth. Now stir into your bubbling turkey broth. Stir & cook until thick. If you need to add more cornstarch & water mixture go right ahead because you want I nice thick gravy!
Once gravy is ready & Potatoes are mashed CARVE THAT BIRD, SAY GRACE & DIG IN!