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Roasted Turkey


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Ingredients

  • 12 lb. whole turkey
  • 2 lbs. bacon
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tsp. Lawry's seasoning salt
  • heavy-duty tinfoil

Directions

Place 7 layers of aluminum foil on a large surface. Spread out 1 lb. bacon on foil. Place turkey on top. Sprinkle with seasoning salt. Drape the other 1 lb. of bacon over turkey. Fill turkey cavity with ice cubes. Cover with 7 more layers of aluminum foil. Wrap completely tight; place in a large roaster with 1 cup water. Roast slowly in oven at 200 degrees F for 8 hours, then turn temp up to 300 degrees F for a few more hours or until done.

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This works great to pop in the oven the evening before Thanksgiving, and wake up to the wonderful aroma of turkey. Keep checking for doneness after 8 hours and adjust oven temp accordingly. This can also be done in a fire pit in a bed of coals and completely covered with coals then enclosed with dirt. Leave in coals overnight; ice cubes and the foil keep the moisture in. Wonderful smoked flavor!

By Robin from Washington, IA

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