How To Carve A Turkey Like A Pro: Holiday Tutorial

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Want to learn how to carve a turkey for Thanksgiving? Check out this video and learn how to carve a turkey like a pro!

Carve a Turkey Like an Expert This Thanksgiving

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How to Carve a Turkey the Right Way

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 the right way?

What You’ll Need:

  • sharp knife
  • cooked turkey
  • serving plate
  • chopping board

Step 1: Let It Rest

Let it Rest | How To Carve A Turkey Like A Pro: Holiday Tutorial

Let it Rest | How To Carve A Turkey Like A Pro: Holiday Tutorial

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

Slice the Dark Meat | How To Carve A Turkey Like A Pro: Holiday Tutorial

Slice the Dark Meat | How To Carve A Turkey Like A Pro: Holiday Tutorial

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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So if you’re like me and have never learned how to, check out the video tutorial from The Culinary Institute of America below:

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Now, you know your way to carving a Thanksgiving turkey. Wherever you find yourself on a holiday, you can lend a helping hand, rise to the occasion, and showcase your turkey-carving skills!

How’s your turkey-carving skill? Tell us all about it in the comment sections below! 

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 7, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy. 

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