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  • #21169
    Jonilyn
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    I have a 12.25 lb fresh turkey. I was wondering if I could cook it whole. The largest pressure cooker I have is 8qt.

    Regards…..Jonilyn

    #21202
    Anonymous
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    I think I would struggle getting it into my 12 Litre. Keeping below the fill line will be the big challenge.

    #21208
    Jonilyn
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    Thanks Greg. May end up cutting up the turkey to pressure cook it.

    Regards…..Jonilyn

    #21234
    teresabgraham
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    I do not think I would do a turkey in a pressure cooker. Turkey is usually very tender and like pork roast should be toasted. I could be wrong?
    I wish someone would develop a large braising PC ( electric for me)

    #21237
    Jonilyn
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    I have done turkey thighs in the pressure cooker with a base of vegetable broth and celery, onions, and carrots. I put a steamer on top of the thighs and steam potatoes and turnips. A turkey dinner in less than 30 min. I then take the thighs and brown them under the broiler. Fantastic meal.

    I have a fresh 12 lb turkey and if I had a big enough PC I would do it in the pressure cooker. I’m not looking to have a picturesque turkey just beautiful, moist meat that will be covered with gravy anyway. So……I may cut the turkey up and pressure cook it in several of my pressure cookers.

    #21254
    HelenAdams
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    Might be better that way as white and dark meat cook differently. Plus you will have all of that lovely stock immediately.

    Last night I made turkey soup with Bisquick dumplings from leftover turkey and stock I had in the freezer. Was yummy, but still your recipe makes my mouth water. I will have to try t.

    Helen

    #30969
    Anonymous
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    Well my oven is not working.

    Going to try cooking a 12.5# whole Turkey in my Presto canner.

    Read other places folks had problems with the bird fitting in a regular PC, that won’t be a problem in the 23qt canner.

    #31108
    Anonymous
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    The bird came out tender and very juicy.

    Cooked it for 40mins once the PC came up to 15psi, could have cooked it for a little shorter time, first time I didn’t want it to be under-done.

    I am recommending this style of cooking a whole turkey.

    Next time I’ll tie wires to the grating in the bottom of the PC so I can lift out the bird easier, the bird tends to want to fall apart when its removed by hand from the PC.
    Also next time I think I’ll try browning the turkey with a torch.

    #662145
    William Ray Vannoy
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    I have seen some of the posts on using a larger pc, I got the Wolfgang Puck pressure oven for Christmas and I was trying to find information on how to cook a 20 lbs deboned turkey! (only way to get it in the PC) I am used a deep metal pan that fits in the oven very tightly and spatchcocked and removed the breast bones and covered in aluminum foil. I cooked it for 45 minutes then another 30 minutes without the foil. It was the best and fastest turkey I have had, it was so easy to carve, just wished I had taken a picture of it!

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