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Mad Max turkey

pcipci Posts: 249
edited 9:05AM in EggHead Forum
My turkey turn out great. Had plate setter legs up green feet on setter & my pan on the feet with the turkey on a v rack. The pan is ruin all the apple juice & drippings boiled away & left heavy black crud in pan I can not remove. Wife not to happy this was her good cake pan :( I had dome at 350 was this to high?


  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,021
    been there - done that! Buy her a new pan as you'll NEVER get it back to her satisfaction - I know! :laugh:

    Look on the bright side though now you have your very own pan and in the future you should line it with heavy duty foil to make clean up a breeze!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • Did you but anything under the pan or was it sitting directly on the plate setter? I found that if I put little foil balls or even the egg feet under the pan they seldom burn.
  • If your turkey was small - 10-12 #, then it probably didn't produce enough 'juice' to keep the pan from drying out. Larger turkeys seem to make enough juices. For future cooks, when you are basting and notice the pan juices deminishing just add more wine or some stock to keep it from burning.
    In the meantime, follow RRP's marriage counseling and get her a new cake pan - best $$ you'll spend. ;) :woohoo:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,021
    you know that happened so many years ago I don't even recall what meat I was roasting when I had used/ruined that round cake pan. Now I always line it with foil. It actually is my favorite go-to drip pan now since at 12 x 2 it sits nicely atop my plate sitter and catches the drippings of whatever I'm cooking far better than a square or rectangular pan does. Making the best from a bad situation! :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,700
    One thing you could try is to squirt a good amount of liquid dishwasher soap (Cascade, e.g) and fill with hot water. Let if sit overnight. No idea if it'll do any good, but that stuff is pretty potent. Worth a shot anyway.

    Or buy a new one. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

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