Cooking a Thanksgiving turkey comes with many questions: To brine or not to brine? Do you baste? Do you bake? Should you… buy something pre-made and forgo the process altogether? Whether you’re cooking your first turkey or a seasoned pro, these Thanksgiving hacks and recipes from TikTok will make your holiday meal delicious and (mostly) food disaster-free.
Food TikTok as a whole is full of tips and tricks to make any meal prep go as smoothly as possible. But Thanksgiving in particular calls for as many hacks, tips, tricks, and general words of advice to tackle what can be a monstrosity of a meal. Learn the right way to chop an onion. Finally keep your butter from dripping all over the side of your bowl with this stupid-genius tip. (Hint: It involves switching hands to avoid excessive melted butter drips.) You can even learn how to properly cut a whole chicken, which will come in handy when making your bird for Thanksgiving. If you really want to let the internet take over your dinner table, you could make an entire menu of Thanksgiving recipes from TikTok.
Put on your apron and, for the love of the pandemic, wash your hands. Here are 6 turkey hacks from TikTok that you’ll want to try out this Thanksgiving.
If all else fails, order takeout.