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Do you leave plastic clamp on Turkey?

Last Updated: 26th February, 2020

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Speaking of plastic, turkeys usually come with a plastic or metal crimp, called a hock lock, holding the legs together at the back. You can leave it on or take it off; the legs may cook more evenly without it. Rinse the turkey thoroughly in cold water, inside and out.

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In respect to this, can you leave the plastic thing on the turkey?

The "plastic thing" on the turkey legs is the hock lock. It secures the hind legs, or hock, of a chicken or turkey. It can be made of heat-resistant nylon or metal, and it's perfectly safe to leave it in the bird while it roasts.

Beside above, can I roast the turkey with the plastic leg holder thingies in place? Hock locks are fasteners that come on butchered poultry such as chickens and turkey. They can be made of metal or heat-resistant plastic. Even if the hock lock is made of plastic, it is technically safe to leave it on and to roast the bird with it in place, because the plastic used is certified heat-safe on food.

Herein, do you remove the plastic holding the turkey legs together?

Remove neck and giblets from turkey main and neck cavities. (These can be discarded or used to make broth for gravy or soup.) If turkey has a metal or plastic clamp holding the legs together, remove and discard it. Tuck wing tips under turkey body, using them to hold skin over neck cavity in place.

Is it OK to cook turkey with plastic leg holder?

The "plastic thing" on the turkey legs is the hock lock. It secures the hind legs, or hock, of a chicken or turkey. It can be made of heat-resistant nylon or metal, and it's perfectly safe to leave it in the bird while it roasts.

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