Turkey carving dad jokes aside, is a very important skill that all dads should know how to do. If you're the family turkey carver or if you've been tasked with the job this year, read on for tips on how to carve the perfect turkey.
First, let's start with the tools you'll need. We recommend using our Dynasty Series 12” Slicer to make cutting through your turkey a breeze. A serrated bread knife will also come in handy for slicing through the tougher skin. Make sure all of your knives are sharpened before you start carving. A dull knife will not only make the job more difficult, but it can also be dangerous. Trust us, you don't want to be known as the dad who carved his finger off while carving the turkey.
Now that you have your tools, it's time to get started. Here's a step-by-step guide to carving the perfect turkey:
1. Start by removing the legs. Place the turkey on its back on a cutting board. Use your Dynasty Slicer to slice through the skin between the leg and body of the turkey. Then, bend the leg back until it pops out of the socket. Using your knife, sever the joint connecting the thigh and drumstick. Repeat with the other leg.
2. Next, remove the wings. Again, place the turkey on its back on a cutting board. Use your carving knife to slice through the skin between the wing and body of the turkey. Gently pull forward on the wing until it pops out of its socket then sever the joint connecting the wing and body. Repeat with the other wing!
3. Now it's time to remove the breast meat. This is where things can get a little tricky so pay close attention! Place your fork in the cavity of where you removed The legs and hold steady while using your carving knife to slice along the breastbone making long even cuts until you have two whole strips of breast meat free from bone and skin then set them aside on a serving platter or cutting board
4. To remove dark meat from thighs and drumsticks use your serrated bread knife to make long sawing motions through meat being careful not to cut into bone
5 Finally carve breast meat into thin slices making sure each slice has some of that delicious crispy skin
6 Serve immediately with stuffing cranberry sauce And a big glass of wine for dad! Happy Thanksgiving!
There you have it! A step-by-step guide to carving the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Just follow these simple instructions and you'll be impressing your family and friends in no time flat. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy all that Turkey Day has to offer!