14 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird

14 Epic Thanksgiving Turkey Fails That Will Make You Question Our Collective Devotion to the Bird

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a few culinary mishaps. After all, the holiday is a food-centric one that depends on the organization, skill, and experience of home cooks of the family to pull off. But, chances are, your family doesn’t have a Michelin-starred chef in it who is ready to take the helm. Thus, fails inevitably ensue making Thanksgiving an extremely dicey proposition. Additionally, 2020 is going to be a weird one for most of us leaving many to prepare the feast themselves for the first time.

To celebrate the wonderful chaos that is a kitchen on Thanksgiving, we decided to take a look at some food fails. Not just any food fails, no, we’re after the star of the show, the turkey. Turkey fails are extremely common. However, you wouldn’t think roasting a giant bird should be as hard as it actually is. So many factors can ruin a perfectly good turkey and render it inedible. Let’s take a look at some of the worst offenders, shall we? Here are 14 epic turkey fails to avoid this Thanksgiving.

Crunchy

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@djflavaz_themixologist (Source)

If your turkey appears charred to the point of turning into charcoal, you have indeed failed. This poor, poor turkey has been roasted past the point of no return. Please remember to set a kitchen timer, folks!

Earthy

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@thejollypops (Source)

A floor turkey is never a good thing. We’d like to take a moment to remind people that turkeys are extremely heavy in many cases. Further, a feathered bird is a slick one so make sure you’ve got a good grip on your roasting pan when you’re transporting it to the oven or that baby just might try to fly.

Extra Crispy

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@jessicareyesofficial (Source)

The person who shared this Thanksgiving disaster captioned the photo noting that Black Friday had come a day early. The combusted carcass of this turkey looks wretched enough but the pool of yellow, rendered fat that it’s sitting in makes it even more unsightly.

Juicy

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@mheffster (Source)

While this bird looks mostly well-cooked the stuffing wanted to escape the cavity and thus we have a roasted turkey that looks like its head has exploded. Now, this will probably still be delicious, however, you might want to slice a bird that looks like this before you take it to the table.

Tender

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@amarie8261 (Source)

Is this a roasting turkey or a still from an upcoming Alien sequel? It’s hard to tell. What a sad, sad day for the innocent turkeys of the world.

More to Love

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@nyers_guide (Source)

Did the preparers of these two turkeys honestly think that a bed of salad would help improve the appearance of these two burned birds? They had two chances to get it right and still, we find the score: humans 0, and turkey 2.

Surf & Turf

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@krakken_offroad (Source)

Please excuse us while we take a moment to say a prayer to ward off whatever evil is pictured above. We’ve heard of a turducken, a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, further stuffed into a deboned turkey. We’ve never heard of a turkraken.

Exploding with Flavor

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@nogluten.noproblem (Source)

The defiant turkey will not be tamed. We find one escape artist of a bird that’s broken free from the cooking vessel that tried to contain it. What a sorry looking mess.

Free Range

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@shereen_ahmed (Source)

It appears that this floor turkey actually saw some heat before it leapt to its death. Slow and steady wins the race on Thanksgiving. Don’t rush your bird and it won’t slip away from you.

Moist

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@partywithfrank (Source)

In an effort to cook a more moist and tender bird, some invest in oven bags to wrap a bird in as it cooks. As you can see, that method has its limits and this bag has completely melted over this turkey. This is not a good look.

Braised

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@janaeluvsu (Source)

A person didn’t understand the concept of stuffing and therefore a turkey is now bathed in despair. We’re not entirely sure how this was “achieved” but we know we’re not interested in looking at it any longer. Yuck.

Free Bird

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@abeaats (Source)

If you’re only using that massive roasting pan in your kitchen once a year, you might want to consider a couple of practice rounds with it before the holidays arrive. Floor turkeys can be avoided but these birds really do wish to be free.

Cooked to Temp

15 epic thanksgiving turkey fails that will make you question our collective devotion to the bird
@shawnlynn25 (Source)

Someone had the audacity to stick a meat thermometer in this deep-fried mess. A common mistake people make when deep frying is allowing the oil to get far too hot which burns the skin and doesn’t fully cook the meat. Take it nice and easy, folks.

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A Horror Movie

@unfollowland (Source)

We leave you with this short film which plays like watching a car crash in slow motion. Please be careful with your turkeys and all the strange ways we try to improve on their flavor. Easy does it!

Are you scared to roast your turkey now? Don’t be! You’ve got this. Be brave, take your time, set a timer, and if you’ve got time, go ahead and bake that baby a day in advance and gently warm it before serving. There’s no need to risk disgust or injury if you’re rushing your Thanksgiving prize. Happy roasting!

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