to thaw a frozen turkey in the fridge
Thawing a turkey
in the fridge is one of those problems many cooks face. If
you don't leave enough time, the turkey won't be unthawed
when you need to cook it. On the other hand, if it sits too
long in the refrigerator, it can cause problems with the turkey
quality as well.
First, check and
see how many pounds your turkey weighs. Then use this chart
and see how many days it takes to unthaw in the fridge. You
will need to put the turkey in the fridge from the freezer
that number of days before cooking day, or you will need to
buy your frozen turkey from the grocery store on that day.
8 to 12 pounds
- needs 1 to 2 days to unthaw in the refrigerator
12 to 16 pounds
- needs 2 to 3 days
16 to 20 pounds
- needs 3 to 4 days
20 to 24 pounds
- needs 4 to 5 days
Also see: How
much turkey do you need?