How to Carve a Turkey

Ready to serve? Carve your turkey on a stable cutting board with a sharp carving knife and a meat fork with two tines. Carving a turkey is easier if you allow it to stand for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.

Follow these easy steps for a beautiful presentation:

  • Place turkey breast-side up. Remove any ties or skewers. Pull the leg away from the body until the thigh bone pops out. Cut through joint.

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Slice along the breast bone to remove breast meat. Cut off the wings.

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Separate the thigh from the drumstick. Slice pieces off of the bone.

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