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Turkey - it’s the prize of the table at Thanksgiving dinner but also the cause of a long list of woes for many a home chef.
Why do we know this? Because every year Butterball set up a Turkey Hotline to assist home cooks in need and they’ve just released a collection of some of the craziest calls they’ve ever received.
These are people at the end of the line when it comes to Turkey and a few at least who sound like they shouldn’t be cooking at all.
Below are sone of our favourites from the list.
I carved my turkey with a chainsaw…is the chain grease going to adversely affect my turkey?
How do I roast my turkey so it gets golden brown tan lines- in the shape of a turkey bikini?
Why does my turkey have no breast meat?
How to carve a turkey when all of its bones have been broken?
It’s my first Thanksgiving and I have a tiny apartment-sized oven… how much will my turkey expand when cooking?
How do I get my turkey to stop sudsing? Is a soapy turkey recoverable? We dread to thing what went on here - apparently the caller had washed the turkey.
How do I baste a pre-basted turkey?
My turkey thawed on my lap… can I eat it? And so the story goes - this guy had won a turkey at a casino only for it to thaw on his lap on the journey home.