Thanksgiving weekend at the campground means crisp autumn air, changing leaves, and lots to be thankful for. If it’s a traditional Thanksgiving feast you’re after, rather than using your RV’s oven, choose from these methods for cooking a whole bird at the campground:
1. On the BBQ
One of the simplest ways to cook a turkey at the campsite is to use your BBQ. You’ll get a delicious, smoky, roasted flavour. It’s best to use a BBQ with a temperature gauge, so you can work to maintain 450°F as the turkey roasts, and you’ll need a roasting pan that fits inside. Read through these tips for a successful Grilled Whole Turkey.
2. In a Deep Fryer
Resulting in crispy skin and moist meat, deep fried turkeys are delicious. Deep frying a whole turkey outside does, however, require special equipment, and can absolutely be dangerous. If you’re going to attempt this cooking method at your campsite, check out this great article on doing it safely, and follow the instructions closely.
3. Over the Campfire
There are a few different methods for cooking a turkey over open flame. If you have a large enough Dutch oven, you can follow this method to cook it over the fire. Another option is to spatchcock your whole turkey and grill it flat over the fire. This method will enable it to cook faster and more evenly over an open campfire, although the breast will still be done first.
Don’t want to roast a whole turkey? How about some juicy BBQ Turkey Legs or a deliciously stuffed and grill roasted Turkey Breast Roulade. Whichever method you choose, it’s sure to be a memorable feast. What’s on your Thanksgiving camping trip menu? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.