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Wishing y’all a happy T-Day.

But do NOT roast a turkey with stuffing inside. Not safe.

I been eating stuffing cooked inside of turkeys, chickens, ducks and turduckens for about 75 years now and never had a problem yet, me. The secret is to know the temperature of the bird and also the stuffing. This year I roasted a 5-pound turkey breast (Big bird boob) that I stuffed. Using my “Thermopro” (See; https://buythermopro.com/product/thermopro-tp-17-digital-mea...), I had one probe in the thickest part of the meat and the second probe in the center of the stuffing. The USDA recommends that poultry be cooked to at least 165 degrees F but it is known that salmonella bacteria will die within 30 seconds at a temperature of 160 degrees F. In this case, the temperature of the meat reached 167 degrees and the stuffing got up to 165 degrees before I pulled the bird boob from the oven. Came out quite good IMHO.
;-)

C.J.V. - an unstuffed bird is a hollow bird and if it ain’t cooked in da bird it ain’t stuffing, No
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