Simple Roast Turkey with Rich Turkey Gravy

Simple Roast Turkey with Rich Turkey Gravy
Photo by Roland Bello


  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 16-lb turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 instant-read thermometer
  • 1 17- by 14-inch flameproof roasting pan with a flat rack
  • kitchen string
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1 2-qt glass measuring cup
    • 2 cups water
    • 8 cups turkey stock
    • ½ cup unsalted butter
    • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 small metal skewers

Put oven rack in lowest position and preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse turkey inside and out, then pat dry. Sprinkle turkey cavities and skin with salt and pepper. Fold neck skin under body and secure with metal skewers, then tie drumsticks together with kitchen string and tuck wings under body. Put t...

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