With Thanksgiving only a week away, it’s time for most families to start preparing for the big day. Thanksgiving is a time of year where families reunite and meet to celebrate each other and give thanks for what they have. More importantly, it’s a time to feast. We make all kinds of dishes for Thanksgiving, including mashed potatoes, macaroni salad, and corn, but the most important is the turkey.
But how many of us actually have a proper plan of attack when carving the turkey? I know I sure don’t. I have never looked up the proper way to carve a turkey. I kind of play it by ear, but after watching the video below, I realized that I have been doing it all wrong!
For starters, its important to never use a dull knife when carving. You want to make sure your knife is well-sharpened so that you don’t leave your turkey shredded (a classic mistake I have made in the past…). Furthermore, it’s important to cook the stuffing on the side rather than inside the bird. This will allow both the turkey and the stuffing to cook better!
In terms of carving, you should first remove the legs from the turkey. Then remove the breasts in one piece by cutting along the keel bone. Next, slice the turkey across the grain to create the proper portions. And ta-dah! You have a properly carved turkey that’s ready to be eaten by the family.
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