It takes a long time. One day in the fridge for each 5 lbs. A 20 lb. turkey will take 4 days in the refrigerator. If you need to defrost in a hurry you will need to take drastic action and provide a running bath of cold water, not a static bath. Check often and prepare for the oven as soon as possible.
The key here is temperature is not your friend with food. Bacteria will grow between 40 and 160 degrees (they actually never stop growing, even in the freezer but grow much, much slower) The amount of time a turkey (or other food) spends in this danger zone is crucial. So get that turkey into a hot oven as soon as it is defrosted in this manner.
Would recommend around 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
1hr to 2.15hrs
how long does it take to thaw a 130lb pig and how to do it
4-5 days in fridge 4-5 days in fridge
Figure that it should take one day for each 4-5 lbs. So a 20lb turkey will take up to 5 days to thaw in the refrigerator.
Due to the nature of ground meat, you should not thaw it at room temperature. Overnight in the refrigerator should do nicely.
3 1/2 hrs for a 20 lb. Turkey!
You need to cook it for 20 minutes per lb of turkey.
Time Required to Thaw a Turkey 8 to 12 lbs. 2 to 3 Days 13 to 16 lbs. 3 to 4 Days 17 to 20 lbs. 4 to 5 Days 21 to 24 lbs. 5 to 6 Days
20 minutes per Lb.=2hrs.& 40 mins.
20 min per pound
i don't know it depends on temperature it is in when it is thawing
how long do i cook 2.3 lb turkey breast?
one 20 lb tureky
It takes about an hour to deep fry an 18 lb turkey!!
A turkey crown takes around 20 minutes per pound to cook. A 10 pound turkey crown will take at least 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Before Thanksgiving, I thaw my 24-26 lb turkey for two days in the refridge, it won't be completely thawed by it will be workable so you can clean the inside and rinse it without much trouble. Next look into brine'ing your turkey as the a way to get a moist turkey. (I brine for 30 hrs. prior to cooking.)
For a 17 lb Turkey: Figure one day of thawing in the fridge for each 4-5 pounds of turkey. So it should take a 17lb bird about 3.5 to 4 days to thaw. -it should take about 8 or more hrs
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