Simple Roast Turkey with Rich Turkey Gravy

Simple Roast Turkey with Rich Turkey Gravy
Photo by Roland Bello


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

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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