Pressure Cooked Turkey and Gravy

Start a New Tradition of NOT Spending Your Whole Thanksgiving in the Kitchen!

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Pressure Cooked Turkey and Gravy

Fresh from the Pressure Cooker Fall Off the Bone Turkey and Gravy

Turkey is time consuming to prepare, slow roasting a Turkey in the oven is tedious, getting a Game Day worthy Roasted Bird can be near impossible…



Pressure Cooking as a technique has been around since the mid 1800s, these ingenious Pressurized Steam utilizing engineered pots were made available to households in North America in the early 1930s. I am a big fan of all things Vintage and Pressure Cooking is definitely that.

Turkey in Pressure Cooker

a Turkey about to be Pressure Cooked.

Pressure Cooked Turkey is the new, old fashioned, way to prepare a Holiday Feast with Classic North American style.

Braising a 15 Lbs Turkey in the oven

Braising a 15 Lbs Turkey in the oven

When utilizing the steam of the pressure cooker to quickly and efficiently cook your goose…errr Turkey, you need to consider things like crispiness and moisture balance. To obtain crispiness meats must be braised before going into any pressure cooker. Make sure your Broiler burner is extra hot before braising the outside of your turkey.

*LifeHack: Broiler not hot enough? open the windows in your kitchen and then prop the oven open a bit(some oven doors do this automatically) The cool air will trick the ovens temperature gauge, the Broiler burner will continue to heat.

CAUTION: Do not leave the door open like this for to long or walk away from a Braising bird, this needs your full attention… but only for about 15 minutes tops.

Baking Potatoes, Yam, Chestnuts

Roasting Potatoes, Chestnuts, and a Giant Yam low and slow for a couple hours. Enjoy the company of your holiday Guests, kick back have a beer and watch Your team win a football game!

Candied Yams with Mini Marshmallows

Candied Yams with Mini Marshmallows

Not slaving over the turkey means all kinds of extra time for your sides, not to mention oven space for said sides. I may have went slightly overboard with 6 sides but when you have the time why not get creative?

Oven Roasted Mashed Garlic Potatoes

Oven Roasted Mashed Garlic Potatoes

Of course Your extra time is yours to do what you choose with. May I suggest a crisp Autumn Stroll with your Loved Ones, or a new tradition of playing in the yard as a Family… Yes ALL of You! Even Mom!

Garlic Kissed Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Kissed Oven Roasted Broccoli

For those spending Thanksgiving with just one or two people this Pressure Cooking process works well in a smaller pressure cooker with a smaller bird or even using a “cut” of Turkey like a side or butterflied Turkey breast.

Pressure Cooked 15lbs Turkey

Fresh out of the Pressure Cooker; a Gorgeous, Crisp Skinned, Mouth Wateringly Moist 15 lbs Turkey!

It takes 2 hours… TOPS! That’s it. 2 Hours to Turkey! That means you may have to steal Uncle Mike away from the last touchdown or while the commercials are on to carve the bird!

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate Including: Garlic Kissed Oven Roasted Broccoli, Buttered Peas, Candied Yams with Mini Marshmallows, Oven Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Lime Infused Green Beans, Chestnut Dressing, and the Piece De Resistance Pressure Cooked Turkey with Home Made from alllllllllllllll the Drippings Gravy!


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