Video: How to Dry-Brine a Thanksgiving Turkey


VideoConfused by all the conflicting information about brining a Thanksgiving turkey? Well, no wonder. There are as many brining techniques out there as there are cooks—and some of the methods are pretty weird. But a well-made brine can make a turkey more flavorful and eminently juicy. This video, from our sister site Fine Cooking, takes you step-by-step through the process of brining.

Check out some of our favorite brined turkey recipes
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  1. Pat Motta says:

    Nice job of explaining how to. Didn’t know you needed to do anything other than clean your turkey in order to prepare it for cooking. Thank you.

  2. Manuel Couto says:

    thank you! Never thought drying the skin overnight would add so much .. trying it this week. Happy Thanksgiving

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