Thanksgiving Turkey Talk – Join the #OhioTalksTurkey Twitter Party on 11/19

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Ohio Talks Turkey Twitter Party Invitation- TwitterWith Thanksgiving just a week away, now is the time to find some great tips and tasty ideas for your turkey. Living in Cincinnati, I am proud to share that Ohio ranks 9th overall nationwide in turkey farming. There is a small turkey farm that has been in business for decades, right here in my small hometown.

About 95% of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving, as with tradition, and November is an extremely busy time for Ohio turkey farmers. Ohio turkey farmers provide exceptional care into their flock and ensure that their turkeys are healthy and safe. Most Ohio turkeys are raised and live indoors and are protected from the harsh outdoor elements.

Ohio turkeys alone consume over 252 Million pounds of corn each year. That makes some pretty hearty, healthy turkeys! With access to fresh food and water each day, Ohio turkeys are some of the most delicious around.

As you prepare your holiday table for a sumptuous turkey, here are some tips to help you use those turkey leftovers into savory and tasty dishes everyone will love.

  • When choosing your Thanksgiving turkey, allow 1 lb of turkey per person for a fresh or frozen variety. This ensures everyone has plenty to eat.
  • Allow appx 24 hours of thawing time for every 4-5 pounds of turkey weight (in the fridge of course)
  • Plan for cooking time of 20 minutes for each 1 lb of your turkey. So if you are baking a 20 lb turkey, you will want to cook it at 350°F for about 7 hours (for a defrosted turkey, if you are using a fresh turkey, cook 10-15 minutes per lb)
  • Do NOT take the turkey out of your oven until a meat thermometer reads 165°F at the breast of the turkey
  • Let a turkey sit for 20 minutes before removing from the oven and carving. This allows the juices to set in, making a more moist turkey.
  • Reheat leftover turkey in the oven. Simple set it to 165°F and heat until desired temperature. Here is a great recipe idea for leftover turkey – Turkey Vegetable Hashbrown Quiche


Turkey-Vegetable Hashbrown Quiche

Turkey-Vegetable Hashbrown Quiche

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Turn Thanksgiving leftovers into a tasty new meal with this easy-to-prepare recipe using turkey, hash browns and your favorite vegetables.


  • 2 cups frozen vegetable blend, 12 oz., defrosted
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked turkey
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds

Hashbrown Crust:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, 12 oz., defrosted


  1. FOR CRUST: HEAT oven to 375°F. BEAT egg and salt in medium bowl until blended. ADD potatoes; mix well. PRESS evenly against bottom and sides of greased deep 9-inch pie plate. BAKE in 375°F oven 5 minutes.
  2. PLACE vegetables in crust; top with turkey. BEAT 5 eggs, milk and 1/2 tsp. salt in medium bowl until blended. POUR slowly over turkey. SPRINKLE with almonds.
  3. BAKE in center of 375°F oven until center is puffed and knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. LET STAND 5 minutes. CUT into wedges.


Be sure to follow the Ohio Poultry Association on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for more Thanksgiving tips and tricks.

Also, be sure to join our Ohio Talks Turkey Twitter Talk on Thursday, November 19th at 9pm (ET). We will be talking about answers to common questions, from buying a turkey to thawing, prepping, cooking and serving. Win everything you need to make a full Thanksgiving feast, including a Turkey Fryer, Oven Roaster, Carving Set and much more! See all the prizes here. Hope to see you there!

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  1. Molli Vandehey says

    these are some super pieces of advice.

  2. I love it. I wish I knew how to use twitter parties and such

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