Cooking a turkey crown in a slow cooker

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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Has anyone ever done it ?
    I'm doing a large beef joint and a large ham , on Christmas Day , and are well practiced in preparing those, but you've got to have turkey too. If only to please the traditionalists.
    It's quite big 4 1/2 kg. I might have to just do half if it won't fit!
    But the dogs can eat the other bit , if so.
    A neighbour told me that the turkey stays a lot moister ( is that a word! ) in the slow cooker. She suggested white wine rosemary and thyme and onions.
    But I don't want to ruin it. Though this way sounds nicer to me than just roasting covered in streaky bacon , as I usually do. Plus it will free up the oven a bit?
    Any ideas anyone?
     
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    I cook all the meat joints in the slow cooker, so as not to ruin them
     
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    I'd have thought you'd need a good stock in the cooker to prevent it from drying out. Other than that, sounds like a good plan.
     
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    no moisture needed
     
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    Sounds like the voice of experience, I bow to your greater knowledge :xgrin:
     
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    I do joints of brisket and most meet joints in the slow cooker. If you like meat with a bit of colour best to brown the joint in the frying pan first on all sides, then throw it in the slow cooker with a little stock, just to keep it moist. Many make the mistake of putting to much liquid in the cooker, which is not necessary.
     
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    You live well you do. We are pushing the boat out with a whole Gregs sausage roll each, with a sprout.
     
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    Sounds yummy! I think I'm going to have to fight with my sister about how we're going to cook the turkey at my dad's Xmas "do"
     
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    sounds good to me, I wonder how long it would take us to drive up for dinner, he hee, bugger giving the dogs turkey, woof woof
     
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    We cook most joints in the slow cooker, with just a little water. We've done a turkey crown in the past and it certainly does come out moister and with plenty of flavour without anything more.
     
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    You can afford a sprout??
    EACH??
    Luxury.

    Too well off, them pensioners.
     
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    I do a whole chicken in the slow cooker and put a quartered lemon into the cavity - it produces a lovely lemony stock. No extra liquid required.

    We're going to do something similar in the electric frying pan on Christmas day :)
     
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    Can't stand turkey myself. We will be having T bones this year...
     
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    At least you'll get some flavour and nutrition out of the sprout.
     
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    No turkey for me I've got this. WP_20141215_003.jpg
     
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    We regularly cook large joints of meat including poultry in the slow cooker. excellent results and meat always moist. Also shrinks far less than in a conventional oven. You could alternatively put the beef or ham joint in the slow cooker and get excellent results.
     
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    Ee ba gum ! A whole one ! Thee must have brass to spare !!!:whistle2:And a sproot each, I Dinna believe it ! Such waste when there's thee withoot !
     
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    I've already got tried and tested excellent results with my ham and beef. Mmmm
    It's the turkey crown , I don't want it to dry out. But want it cooked through. I think I'll go with the bit of white wine and herbs and onion. I'm just not sure of the times , being the slow cooker.
     
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    It's an early start I'm afraid. See this as an example recipe looking a lot like yours (6 hours cooking for 2.5 kg):

    http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/30923/slow-cooker-tender-turkey-crown.aspx

    EDIT

    just found this:

    How long do I cook my turkey?

    Weigh your prepared stuffed turkey and use the calculation below as a guide.
    A general rule is 20 minutes per kg (2.2lb) in weight + 70minutes if under 4kg (8½ lb)
    20 minutes per kg (2.2lb) in weight + 90minutes if 4kg (8½ lb) and over

    EDIT AGAIN
    I go tthe above timings from
    http://www.lecreuset.co.uk/Slow-roast-christmas-turkey.aspx#.VJM0NtKsWYE
    but on second thoughts I'm not sure that the timing's long enough???
     
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    Cook it in some of that lovely beer you make if you haven got enough room pot rost or use your BBQ wrap up in foil marinated in some of that lovely beer with bay levees and rosemary
    bill
     
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