How to Carve a Turkey

United States
November 25, 2008 7:15pm CST
Raise your hand if you are amongst those who belong to the Hack a Turkey to Bits Club! If you would like to learn how to carve a turkey, here is what I found on the Price Chopper website. Hope you find it useful. I am printing a copy to keep handy for the holidays. Here is a link to the site if you'd like to view it with photos too! http://www2.pricechopper.com/food/turkey/carving.shtml Carving Tips When determining roasting time, plan so it will be done approximately 15 - 20 minutes before serving. Allowing the turkey to stand covered loosely with aluminum foil makes the meat easier to carve and juicier. Follow these simple carving instructions (courtesy of Neil Golub, President of Price Chopper Supermarkets and ace carver) for a beautifully carved turkey. 1. Start With A Sharp Knife & A Large Platter Cut legs and wings off at the joints and place them on the outer sides of the platter. Cut off thighs and remove the bones with a cut down the center. Slice dark meat and place it next to the legs on the platter. 2. Find The Keel Bone With your fingers, feel for the keel bone that runs lengthwise along the top of the turkey. Make a cut along side of the keel bone and slowly guide the tip of the knife along the bone down one side of the ribcage. With your fingers or a spatula, gently pry the breast meat away from the ribcage. The meat should come off in one large piece. Follow the same procedure for the other side. 3. Time To Slice Slice across each breast, cutting pieces the thickness you prefer. Slide spatula lengthwise under slices, and place on each side of the platter next to dark meat. 4. Dinner Is Served Spoon stuffing onto the center of the platter and garnish with parsley, orange slices or any other favorites. In just minutes, you have created a delicious platter that looks beautiful.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Sorry but I am not going to learn how to carve a turkey. My husband used to do it and now my son does it every year. My son actually cooks the turkey each year now also and it always turns out so good.
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• United States
26 Nov 08
I let hubby do it too. Hopefully he will learn to do it the right way this year!
@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
1 Dec 08
Oh dang! The link isn't working. I went to the home page for that site but could find nothing about carving a turkey. I need the pictures! I'll be cooking my first ever turkey this year and it isn't a big one and I want to stretch it to 8 people, so I reckon it's important to carve it correctly. I'll print your instructions and hope for the best I guess.
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• United States
26 Nov 08
my family doesn't get that creative with the turkey. we just cut the turkey and that is it.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thanks for sharing with us. I do the best that I can with our turkey every year. It would be nice to know these useful tips though. Thanks alot.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Yup, I'm horrible, I can't seem to carve a turkey. Thanks for all these tips. Next time, I'll have to make sure I print this out and follow it step-by-step. I usually just have my husband or brother carve a turkey.