Want to learn how to carve a turkey for Thanksgiving? Check out this video and learn how to carve a turkey like a pro. Courtesy of our friends at Pioneer Settler.
How to Carve a Turkey Like a Pro
When it comes to carving the Thanksgiving turkey, guaranteed, it’s always going to be my husband’s responsibility. It’s always been how it is for years now and I don’t really plan on changing that tradition. But it somehow made me think, isn’t part of homesteading and being self-sufficient knowing how to carve a turkey?
So if you’re like me and have never learned how, check out the video tutorial below! And be sure to leave your own turkey carving tips in the comments.
What you’ll need:
- sharp knife
- cooked turkey
- serving plate
- chopping board
How to carve a turkey:
Step 1: Let it rest.
Let your turkey rest for about 30 minutes. This will help prevent the juices from coming out when you start carving, and it will make the clean-up process much easier.
Step 2: Slice the dark meat.
Start with the dark meat first. You should be able to notice a natural line going through the leg of the turkey. This is where the joints meet, slide your knife through it.
Step 3: Pull on the legs.
Give the leg a little pull. You’ll be able to see the connection in the joints making it easier to cut the thigh with your knife. Repeat this process on the other leg too.
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