Thawing a Frozen Turkey in the Refrigerator

Thawing a frozen turkey in the refrigerator

Just for the fun of it – this stuff is always fun – I got a 15 1/2 pound frozen turkey yesterday evening to find out how long it really takes to thaw it completely in the refrigerator as recommended on the packaging. All I did was put the rock-solid frozen turkey on a plate at 6pm and slide it onto the bottom shelf in my refrigerator, which is set pretty much right at the refrigerator manufacturer’s recommended temperature, probably about 40° F (4° C).

Refrigerator Temperature Setting

As shown below, the package says thawing my 15 1/2 pound turkey will take 2-3 days. In the meantime,…

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