We love those beautiful bacon lattice's with a turkey, here's how to make your own.

Image: Roast a turkey crown with a bacon lattice

 

-   Pre-heat the oven to 190c/170 fan.

 

-  Take 12 rashers of streaky bacon and stretch each rasher with the back of a knife.

 

-  Rub the turkey crown with butter, season with black pepper and place in a roasting tray.

 

-  Lay six rashers of bacon at an angle on top of the crown leaving a gap in between each slice.

 

-  Then lay one rasher at the opposite angle and weave under the first slice of bacon.

 

-  Continue with the remaining five until you have formed a lattice.  Push the bacon ends under the crown.

 

-  Cover the crown with foil and place in the oven and cook for 20 min per kg plus 1 hour 10 minutes.  Or cook according to packet instructions.  The crown is cooked when a skewer is insterted into the thigh and the juices run clear.

 

-  20 minutes before the turkey is cooked, remove the foil and return to the oven to allow the bacon and skin of the turkey to crisp up.

 

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