How to Carve a Turkey from McCormick®

 

Before you Carve a Turkey  1. BEFORE YOU CARVE

  Allow the turkey to rest for at least 30 minutes before carving to preserve its flavorful juices. Place a kitchen towel underneath the turkey to keep it from slipping as you work.

  Test Kitchen Tip: Don't cover the turkey with plastic wrap or foil after it comes out of the oven. Doing so will steam the skin and cause it to lose its crispness.

 

How to Carve a Turkey Step 2  2. SLICE THE LEG & THIGH

  Slice the skin where the leg and breast connect.

 

Step 3 How to Carve a Turkey  3. CUT THROUGH THE SOFT CARTILAGE

  Bend the leg back until it pops, then insert your knife where the leg bone connects to the body. There you will find soft cartilage that can be easily sliced through.

 

Step 4 How to Carve a Turkey  4. REMOVE THE LEG & THIGH

  Here you can see where the leg has been disconnected from the rest of the turkey.

 

Step 5 How to Carve a Turkey  5. CUT THE WING

  Slice the skin at the joint and twist to remove.

 

Step 6 How to Carve a Turkey  6. SLICE THE BREAST FROM THE TURKEY

  Locate the breast bone of the turkey and cut along the side of it. (Note the curve of the rib cage. Instead of slicing through it, cut around it.).

 

Step 7 How to Carve a Turkey  7. CUT APART THE LEG AND THIGH

  Slightly pull apart the drumstick and thigh. Cut between where the two bones connect. There will be soft cartilage here, similar to how the leg was connected to the whole turkey (See Step Three).

 

Step 8 How to Carve a Turkey  8. SLICE THE THIGH FOR SERVING

  Remove the skin from the thigh and slice.

 

Step 9 How to Carve a Turkey  9. CARVE THE BREAST INTO INDIVIDUAL SLICES

  Slice the breasts against the grain. By slicing this way, you are tenderizing the meat.

 

Step 10 How to Carve a Turkey  10. YOUR TURKEY MASTERPIECE IS READY TO SERVE!

  Arrange all of the turkey pieces on a decorative platter and serve warm.