Thawing a Frozen Turkey Safely in Cold Water
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! If your turkey isn't thawed yet, don't panic! You can safely thaw your turkey in cold water so you can cook it on Thanksgiving!
According to the website butterball.com you should
- Thaw turkey breast side down, in an unopened wrapper, with enough cold water to cover your turkey completely.
- Change water every 30 minutes and if turkey cannot be completely covered, rotate every 30 minutes to keep the turkey chilled.
- Estimate a minimum thawing time of 30 minutes per lb of turkey.
It's suggested you get a picnic cooler and fill it with the cold water, so your turkey can be completely covered. Remember to change the water every 30 minutes.