How to Carve a Turkey

For a Thanksgiving turkey that looks as good as it tastes, it's essential to know the right carving technique. Follow these four simple steps for guaranteed success.


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Carving the Drumsticks
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Step 1: Carving the Drumsticks

    With the turkey on a large cutting board, remove the leg portions by pulling the drumsticks away from the body and cutting the joints between the thighs and the body.

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Step 2: Carving the Breast Meat

    Carve each entire breast half away from the breast bone and rib cage. Place the whole breast halves on the cutting board.

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Step 3: Slicing the Breast Meat

    Slice the breast halves crosswise (across the grain). If desired, cut the wings off the turkey frame, cutting at the joints.

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Step 4: Carving the Thighs

    Hold the leg portions on the cutting board with a fork; cut through the joints to separate the thighs and drumsticks. Cut meat slices away from the bones.

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