Traditional Roast Turkey With Paula's Gravy Recipe by Paula Deen

Moderate Level
195 MIN 30 Prep + 165 Cook
Servings
Moderate Level
195 MIN 30 Prep + 165 Cook

Traditional Roast Turkey With Paula's Gravy Recipe by Paula Deen

Moderate Level
195 MIN 30 Prep + 165 Cook
Traditional Roast Turkey With Paula's Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-14 lb) turkey, thawed if frozen
  • olive oil
  • 1 stick butter
  • Paula Deen's House Seasoning, to taste
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 heads garlic, halved crosswise
  • several sprigs fresh herbs, (thyme, parsley, rosemary and sage)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups chicken broth, made from a chicken broth base
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, hardboiled and sliced

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325º. Prepare rack inside roasting pan.

Step 2

Season the inside and outside of turkey with olive oil, butter and house seasoning. Place onion, garlic and herb sprigs insides cavity.

Step 3

Place turkey breast-side up on rack in large roasting pan. Brush with half of butter. Truss, if desired.

Step 4

Tent turkey with foil, roast 2 hours. Remove foil, brush with remaining butter. Increase oven temperature to 425º. Roast turkey until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh away from bone registers 165º, about 45 minutes. Tent with foil during last 15 minutes of cooking time if browning too quickly. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Step 5

For the gravy: Skim and discard fat from pan juices. Place roasting pan with 1 1/2 cups juices over medium heat. Add white wine, broth, chopped thyme and black pepper, stirring up browned bits from bottom of the pan. Simmer 3 minutes.

Step 6

Stir together cornstarch and 1/3 cup water. Strain gravy into small pot over low heat, gradually whisk in cornstarch mixture. Simmer stirring, until thickened, 2 minutes.

NUTRITION (PER SERVING): 413 calories, 18g fat

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