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Ham and Turkey Help

JasperJasper Posts: 378
edited 2:24PM in EggHead Forum
So I'm planning on cooking a ham and a turkey for Christmas. Probably about a 7lb ham and about a 17lb turkey. I don't think they will both fit in a large so I'm going to have to cook them separately. Even if they "could" fit, I don't think I want to push it.

Which would you cook first? I was thinking the ham first, foiling it when it's ready and warming it up again when the turkey is done and resting. Or any other suggestions?



  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,748
    I would do the ham first and the turkey spatchcocked second.
    Ham holds so much better than turkey.
    App 3 hr's on ham and 1 1/2 on turkey......
    This from Thanksgiving:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    What Mickey said.Maybe even just do a turkey breast.That's all my folks like anyway.I will not buy just the breast.Too expensive.I will thaw up a whole turkey,chop out the breast and cook the other parts later to make other turkey stuff. ;)
  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    Grandpas Grub has an awesome Ham Method. And I'd also agree on the Sptachcock Turkey. It's a great cook in less than 2 hrs!
  • I'm with Hoss.....
    If you don't need a whole turkey, take the breasts out (easier and a bit faster to brine too...if you go that route) and do an indirect at about 350 F. That makes for a pretty fast cook!
    And...Yes, do the ham first (only taking it to 140 F. for a smoked / pre-cooked) then a tight foiling and either a cooler with towels or even a REALLY low oven, like 200 F. ("warm" if you have that setting) will be Okay too.
    Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have to cook the turkey "traditional" style so no spatchcocking here. ;)
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have to cook the turkey "traditional" style so no spatchcocking here. ;)
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