Roast Turkey Breast


  • 1 Six pound fresh turkey breast
  • Salad oil
  • 10 small potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • Water


Rinse turkey breast with running cold water and drain well.

Place turkey breast on small rack in large open roasting pan; brush skin with salad oil. Cover turkey breast with a loose tent of foil. Insert meat thermometer through foil into thickest part of meat, being careful that pointed end of thermometer does not touch bone.

Roast turkey breast in 325 degree oven 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours. Start checking for doneness during last 30 minutes. To brown turkey breast, remove foil tent 20 to 30 minutes before turkey is done and, with pastry brush, brush turkey generously with pan drippings for attractive sheen. Turkey breast is done when thermometer reaches 170 degrees.

About 1 1/4 hours before turkey breast is done, cut each potato (with its skin on) into quarters. In 4-quart saucepan over high heat, heat potatoes and enough water to cover to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes; drain. Arrange potatoes in drippings in pan around turkey breast, turning potatoes to coat evenly with drippings. Bake 45 to 50 minutes along with turkey breast, turning occasionally, until potatoes are fork-tender and browned.

Serves 18