|How to Roast that Thanksgiving Turkey with Crispy Skin|
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No matter which low-carb diet you're following, the turkey is the center of attention on your Thanksgiving Table. High in protein, turkey meat is a nice source of zinc, iron, potassium, and B vitamins. It also has no carbohydrates, so unless you have a metabolic defect in processing proteins, you don't have to limit your portion size. At least, not for the holidays.
Going back for seconds on turkey, or even thirds, won't throw you out of ketosis.
For that reason, learning to make the perfect holiday turkey can make the difference between serving up a great holiday meal and one that's just so-so.
However, most people have their own ideas about what makes a perfectly roasted bird. Ideas about baking it upside down or right-side up, soaking it in brine or injecting it with an herb-butter solution, sticking to organically grown versus a conventional turkey all fuel debates at turkey time.
Which is best?
It's simply a matter of taste and what you think you know about how turkeys are grown. Much of what you hear is myth, but there are definitely things you need to do if you want your turkey to turn out a certain way.
For example, extra crispy skin -- loved and endeared by most low-carb dieters -- requires you to air-dry the turkey in the refrigerator before popping it into the oven. With that in mind, here's the ultimate guide to cooking a perfect turkey for low-carb dieters.