November 22, 2011 - 4:27pm
Thanksgiving Day Tips
Thought I'd start a thread so people can chime in with their Thanksgiving day cooking tips. Here are a few of mine:
If you're unfamiliar with how to make great mashed potatoes, listen to SCS 5| Basic Starches. We go over mashed potatoes extensively.
I recommend breaking down your turkey into separate pieces, using the same method demonstrated in this video on how to butcher a chicken. You can then make a roasted turkey stock that can be used for your gravy, that is of course thickened with a nice brown roux. I then prefer to brine the turkey breasts and confit the legs and thighs.
Also, if you plan on serving any type of green vegetable, you may find it helpful to review this video on blanching or listen to our blanching audio lecture.
So what are your Thanksgiving day cooking tips?