Asked by: Ninfa Govindraj
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th June, 2020

Can you cook turkey without a rack?

Roasting racks are great to make sure your turkey (or roast, or other large meat cut) cooks thoroughly, but culinary weblog Chow.com advises that if you don't happen to have one on hand you can simply place the meat on a bed of root vegetables or make a figure-8 out of aluminum foil to use a temporary rack.

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Regarding this, do you need a rack for Turkey?

A. The point of using a rack is to let the heat of the oven circulate around the turkey. You don't need a specially designed rack for your roasting pan, but you need something to lift the bird above the bottom of the pan. Balls of aluminum foil work perfectly well; you can also use upside-down ramekins.

Subsequently, question is, what can I use if I don't have a roasting pan for Turkey? 5 Alternatives Already In Your Kitchen

  1. Cast Iron Skillet.
  2. Stainless Steel Skillet.
  3. Large Casserole Dish.
  4. Broiler Pan.
  5. Paella Pan or Other Extra-Large, Special-Purpose Pan. Even a basic baking sheet would serve in a pinch, though be careful of splashing those pan drippings when you take it out of the oven.

Considering this, what can I use if I don't have a roasting rack?

Hacks for the Rack

  1. Cooling Rack: Place the rack that you use to cool cookies in the bottom of the pan.
  2. Vegetables: Create an edible rack by lining the bottom of a pan with carrots, potatoes, and onions.
  3. Foil: Roll foil into small balls and place them in the bottom of the pan.

Should I cover my turkey with aluminum foil?

Placing aluminum foil on a turkey when roasting can be helpful. Use aluminum foil in one of two ways: enclose the turkey in the foil before roasting it in a hot oven; or, use the foil as a tent to control the level of browning. Placing aluminum foil on a turkey when roasting can be helpful.

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