Cooking A Turkey In A Trash Can

Ingredients Instructions Tips
  • 1 turkey
  • 1 trash can
  • 1 fire
  1. Preheat the trash can over a fire.
  2. Place the turkey in the trash can.
  3. Cover the trash can with a lid.
  4. Cook the turkey for 3-4 hours, or until cooked through.
  • Make sure the trash can is large enough to fit the turkey.
  • Use a metal trash can, as it will heat up more evenly than a plastic trash can.
  • Keep an eye on the fire, and add more wood as needed.

Cooking the Turkey

Temperature and Cooking Time

The ideal cooking temperature for a turkey is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that the turkey is cooked through and safe to eat. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the turkey. A 10-pound turkey will take about 3 hours to cook, while a 20-pound turkey will take about 4 hours.

Turning the Turkey

It is important to turn the turkey every hour or so to ensure that it cooks evenly. This can be done by using a long-handled spoon or spatula to carefully lift the turkey and turn it over.

Basting the Turkey

Basting the turkey is a good way to keep it moist while it cooks. To baste the turkey, simply brush or spoon melted butter or broth over the skin every hour or so.

Caring for the Trash Can

Cleaning the Trash Can after Cooking

After cooking the turkey, it is important to clean the trash can thoroughly to remove any bacteria. To do this, simply fill the trash can with hot, soapy water and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, scrub the inside of the trash can with a brush or sponge. Rinse the trash can thoroughly and dry it with a towel.

Storing the Trash Can

Once the trash can is clean and dry, it can be stored in a cool, dry place. It is important to keep the trash can out of direct sunlight, as this can cause the plastic to deteriorate.

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Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson
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