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NowCar Cook Turkey on Engine

Cook a Turkey on an Engine this Year

Written By, Jordan R

Oh boy! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and although this year has been hectic, some of us are trying to get together and make it work sans-masks. It’s time to do something special, extra special even, and what’s one way to do something special for the holiday season? Take care of some of the cooking or bring a dish to take some of the pressure off the host. Although some of us are just fine with those amazing Turkey Cranberry sub sandwiches from Publix (a definite alternative this year), for those that like or want to cook, we have a surprise for you: how to cook a turkey on-the-go.

Cooking a Turkey On-the-GO

Okay, this one is for those that may find themselves with a time crunch, or need to travel a bit to bring everyone together. If taking care of the turkey, it can be even more painstaking. Either cook it the night before and then pack it in a cooler (what?) or cook it at your destination. Or just cook on-the-way for a fresh and hot meal upon arrival. Assuming you have four hours free or on the road, all you need for this thanksgiving recipe is the following ingredients:

  • 1 five-pound boneless turkey breast sliced into thin strips
  • 3 large baked potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 carrots, chopped up to fine bits
  • Dry white wine
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Tinfoil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

This comes with a little preparation. Get the turkey, potatoes, and carrots together and put them in a bowl. Now drown that sucker with as much wine as needed to cover it all (and take a sip for yourself, it’s the holidays!), and then let it marinade it in the fridge for two hours. Once time is up, drain the wine out but don’t drink this bit - raw turkey and liquids don’t mix.

Remove the veggies because now it’s all about the turkey. Cover it with flour, and spread butter onto five large squares of tinfoil. These are going to act as cooking bowls. Each should have an equal portion of turkey and veggies on each square. Add any seasoning you need and then wrap up each square into a bowl shape. Now for the heavy cream - pour enough to cover the pre-made meal without overflowing and then seal the bowls on top of the engine block. Secure it if you can and then get ready to drive and cook a turkey for four hours.

Four hours is too long? Well it’s recommended to stop half-way and flip the bowls for even cooking. If the drive is only two hours, then cook it for two more hours in the host’s oven. That should work, right?

Now that’s an easy way to cook a turkey when you have to travel on Thanksgiving Day. Of course, this method isn’t restricted to driving. Sounds like an interesting way to start a cul-de-sac tailgate party if you ever wanted to spend Thanksgiving outdoors versus the kitchen. If you decide to cook Thanksgiving meals on your engine, show us how it went with pictures on NowCar social media.

Photo Source/Copyright: Photo by: Sarah Pflug