How to Carve a Turkey
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How to Carve a Turkey. Tradition says slice at the table, but we
think your guests will just as happy with a pretty, plated presentation. You will need A cooked turkey A cutting board
A carving knife and a serving tray. Step 1. Keep the turkey in the kitchen after it’s
cooked to let it cool slightly and the juices redistribute. Slicing that bird is a greasy, messy proposition,
so keep your guests out of the splatter zone. Step 2. Place the turkey on a cutting board breast-side
up. As you pull one leg away from the bird, slice
through the skin and the joint connecting it to the body. Repeat with the other leg. Use a long, sharp carving knife. A short, dull blade will take longer, shred
the meat, and increase your chance of injury. Step 3. Cut through the leg joint to separate the
thigh from the drumstick, and set the drumstick aside. Cut as much meat as you can off the thighbone,
trying to keep it in one large piece. Cut against the grain to create slices about
a quarter of an inch thick. Step 4. Pull one wing away from the body of the bird,
and cut through the skin and the joint. Repeat with the other wing, and set the wings
aside. Step 5. Remove the breast in halves. Use the breastbone as your guide, and cut
down one side of it — as close to the bone as you can — so that the meat comes off
in one piece. Repeat with the other half of the breast. Step 6. Place both halves of the turkey breast skin-side
up on your cutting board. Slice them against the grain at a slight angle
into pieces about a quarter of an inch thick. Step 7. On a serving platter, assemble the meat, and
separate the white meat (the breast and the wings) from the dark meat (the legs and the
drumsticks). Present your hungry guests with a delicious
and tidy bird. Did you know According to a recent study,
two-thirds of Thanksgiving turkeys are cooked by women, while more than half are carved
by men.

22 thoughts on “How to Carve a Turkey

  1. @Givarius um what is that supposed to mean?
    guess what buddy thanksgiving is mostly celebrated by america
    (idk what the canadians or mexicans has so i only speak for america)
    so tell me what is that supposed to mean?
    just asking not trying to be rude here

  2. @Givarius Just like any other European like "Mr. Netherlands" Givarius, he seems to hate America and all she stands for, yet watches her movies and listens to her music and uses products from there. Don't worry Zeratul, hypocritical idiots like Givarius are a dime a dozen. They say one thing, yet look at their "channels" and they will show you something totaly different

  3. . Go ahead Givarius, tell us how "bad" America really is, then emulate an American, as your site shows us you do….LOL….nothing more that a wanna be hater yet knows where you stand in the world, NO WHERE as you and your country has proved time and time again!!

  4. @viperspec I Agree on the fact that i Generalized the concept of "an American" to much, But you have to understand the ways of your country and it's leaders. Apart from that who ever said i "Hate" America you moron. I don't like your leaders allong with their arrogant behaviour. I don't hold a grudge against anyone exept for the concept of your poor display. People don't Emulate they just are.. Wait i forgot, for me that is common sense, for you life is like a game.. Loser

  5. The women cook the turkey. The men carve the turkey. That's the way it is. We can't have lazy people sitting around. Otherwise who's going to feed me?

  6. Two other good tips:
    1. Wear sterile rubber gloves — helps with gripping turkey parts and makes cleanup easier. Most Dollar Stores have a small pack of rubber gloves, or you can just ask at any doctor office of hospital and they'll probably give you a few pairs.
    2. If the knife handle becomes greasy and slippery, wrap a piece of dry paper towel around the handle and it will be easier to grip.

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