- 1 (13 lb) whole turkey, thawed
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup water
Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey.
Rinse the turkey in cold water, then pat dry inside and out.
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
Place the turkey breast down in a large roasting pan.
Put 1/4 cup of butter into the cavity of the turkey.
Place the remaining butter in the roasting pan around the turkey.
Carefully pour the water into the pan. Do not splash the turkey.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Roast 3 hours; the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh will reach 180F degrees and juice runs clear when the turkey is done.
Yield: 12 servings