T: 01825 830421
M: 07805 102005

Badgers Mead Farm
Heathfield Road
Five Ashes, Mayfield
East Sussex TN20 6JJ

E: claire@badgersmeadfarm.co.uk

Cooking Tips

Preparation of KellyBronze turkey
  • Remove your turkey from the fridge and leave it to stand at room temperature for 2 hours before cooking.
  • Place your KellyBronze turkey breast down in a roasting tin and season the back of the bird with salt and pepper. Most of the fat deposits are on the back of the bird which will percolate through the breast allowing the turkey to cook in its own juices.
  • Place a large peeled onion in the cavity for extra flavour. We do not recommend stuffing your turkey – it is best to cook your stuffing separately.
  • Don’t cover your turkey with tin foil as this will result in a steamed skin rather than a crispy one.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (gas mark 4) before putting the turkey in the oven. If you have a fan assisted oven, reduce the temperature to 160ºC.
  • Turn the turkey over (to brown the breast) 30 minutes before the end of cooking time. This is easily done by holding the end of the drumsticks with oven gloves (be careful of hot fat). Season the breast of the bird with salt and pepper and then insert your meat thermometer halfway through the thickest part of the breast and place the turkey back in the oven.
  • Check every 10 minutes until correct temperature is reached and then remove your turkey from the oven.
  • To manually check, insert a skewer into the thigh and when the juices run clear remove from the oven. If the juices are pink, place your turkey back in the oven and keep checking at 10 minute intervals.
  • Allow your KellyBronze to stand for 30 to 60 minutes before carving.
  • The stock that is produced from a KellyBronze turkey is truly the best. Please do not ruin it with gravy granules. Simply skim the excess fat from the top of the stock and then scrape all the delicious crispy bits off the bottom of the roasting tin. Re-heat the stock and then carve the meat into the stock before serving.
  • Enjoy your turkey and please leave us a review on Facebook
Please follow the KellyBronze cooking instructions to the letter for the best turkey you have ever tasted!


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The Kelly Carve

Follow Paul Kelly’s tips for the unique Kelly Carve technique and serving your Christmas turkey will be a piece of cake! You also need a strong, sharp knife.

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1. Holding the wing by the tip, cut it at the mid section. Repeat with the other wing (whole bird).

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2. Holding the leg by the end knuckle, cut through the skin between the leg and the body then twist off. Repeat with the other leg (whole bird).

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3. Whole Bird: Using knife’s tip cut along the breast bone, keeping the knife close to the bone, until the breast is removed. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other side of the bird.

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4. Demi Bird: Cut down through the breast to the bone, whilst leaving the slices still attached to the carcass. Repeat along the length of the breast.

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5. Whole Bird: Slice the breast to suit.

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6. Demi Bird: Starting from the back bone, cut close to the carcass, releasing the slices of breast meat (demi bird).

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7. Slice dark meat from leg and wing.

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8. Arrange the meat on a platter and pour the hot cooking juices over the sliced meat. Allow the meat a few moments to soak up all the lovely juices before serving.