How to Carve a Turkey Like a Pro | Video Tutorial


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.
How to Carve Turkey

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.How do you carve a turkey

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.
how to carve a turkey step by step

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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