Use these tips for how to keep cooked turkey moist and prevent your cut turkey slices from drying out during your holiday parties.
Even if you have taken every precaution to create a moist and tender turkey, the meat can still dry out fairly fast after it has been cut. Nobody enjoys dry turkey! And it seems like such a waste to spend hours preparing the perfect Thanksgiving dinner to cut into a dry piece of meat. Use the tips below to prevent the sliced turkey from drying out and keep the uncut turkey moist.
How to Keep Turkey Moist
To prevent your sliced turkey from drying out, start by only cutting what you need. Cover the turkey slices with foil or plastic wrap to keep them warm and tender until getting ready to serve the meat.
Just before bringing the turkey to the table, drizzle the slices with a little bit of the turkey drippings or homemade turkey gravy. This will keep your sliced turkey warm and help keep the sliced meat moist.
How to Keep Your Turkey from Drying Out
Instead of cutting all of the turkey into slices, cut only what you need. Leave the remaining turkey uncut and tightly covered.
Then go back and cut additional slices as you need more turkey. Then drizzle more drippings or gravy over the cut slices and recover the remaining uncut turkey.
Repeat as necessary. Your guests won’t object to you leaving for a few minutes to slice more turkey, especially if it means the turkey you bring back will still be tender and moist.
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- How to Prevent Cut Potatoes from Discoloring
- How to Create Lump-Free Potatoes
- Thanksgiving Menu Plan
- How to Cook a Turkey in a Slow Cooker
- Organization and Planning Tips for Thanksgiving
- How to Create an Elegant Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Don’t forget to save the turkey carcass! You can easily make turkey broth with the bones in a slow cooker.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!