Christmas could be a disaster if your oven breaks.However, according to experts it is still possible to cook the main component of your Christmas r
Christmas could be a disaster if your oven breaks.
However, according to experts it is still possible to cook the main component of your Christmas roast in the microwave.
According to website CanYouMircowaveIt.com it is possible to cook a turkey in a microwave.
The website, dedicated to documenting what can and cannot be cooked in a microwave, even claims a large enough microwave could cook a whole bird.
However, it suggests that cooking it in smaller parts might be better.
The website reads: “If possible, it is always better to cook your turkey in parts, i.e in slices than a whole, but if you want to cook it as a whole it is also possible as long as your turkey is not too big.
“Additionally, we have to warn you not to cook a stuffed turkey since that won’t be a successful procedure. Also, make sure that your turkey is not frozen but thawed.”
They also suggest placing a turkey in a carrier bag for cooking.
A representative of Turkey producers Butterball, Nicole Johnson, told Buzzfeed this week that it is possible to cook the festive classic this way.
However, she warned that the turkey should not be more than 14 pounds unless you have an industrial size microwave.
She told Buzzfeed a thawed turkey should be microwave at 100 per cent power for four minutes per pound of meat.
Then at 50 per cent power for eight minutes per pound of turkey.
Always remember to check the thickest part of the turkey has reached 73.9 degrees Celsius.
The NHS provides tips of cooking turkey safely.
Its website reads: “If you buy a frozen turkey, make sure it’s properly defrosted before cooking.
“If it’s still partially frozen, it may not cook evenly, which means that harmful bacteria could survive the cooking process.
“Defrosting should be done in the fridge if possible (or somewhere cool, if not) and separated from other foods, in a dish or container large enough to catch any defrosted juices. This is important to stop bacteria from spreading.”
How do you make the best turkey stuffing?
This is the best stuffing recipe to guarantee a moist breast – according to a Michelin Star Chef Asimakis Chaniotis.