2020 Home for the Holidays Contest Tender Turkey: Cheesecloth Turkey

Cheesecloth Turkey


2 sticks real butter melted

1 cup diced onions

1 cup diced celery

1 tsp poultry seasoning (adjust to your taste)

1 bottle (750 ml) of good Chardonnay minus 1 cup (for quality control purposes)

2 large pieces of cheesecloth

Dry turkey overnight in the refrigerator.

Melt butter in skillet.

Add onions, celery and poultry seasoning. Cook until veggies are softened.

Add wine and simmer a few minutes.

Place a double layer of cheesecloth over the turkey.

Slowly pour some liquid over it to soak the cloth.

I resoak the cloth a couple of times while the turkey roasts.

This makes the prettiest, golden brown crispy skin. Very moist as well!

Debbie Jones
Wright City