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How to use a meat thermometer

Use your thermometer the right way for juicy turkey every time | Thanksgiving.com

The USDA recommends that all poultry be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. The only sure way to measure the temperature is by using a meat thermometer. Here’s the right way to use a meat thermometer on your turkey.

How to use a meat thermometer on a whole turkey

1. If the thermometer has a cover or sleeve, remove it.

2. Insert the thermometer probe into the innermost part of the thigh and note the temperature.

3. Next, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the breast, not touching the bone.

4. If both temperatures are high enough, your bird is safe to eat.

How to use a meat thermometer on a turkey breast

1. If the thermometer has a cover or sleeve, remove it.

2. Insert the thermometer probe into the thickest part of the breast, being careful to avoid the bone.

3. If the temperature is high enough, your turkey is ready!

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