How To Carve a Turkey in 4 Steps

Congratulations — you’ve cooked a yourself the perfect turkey! But what’s the best way to carve it?

There are a few different ways to carve a turkey, but for a quick and simple method, we thought who might know better than Martha Stewart?

Below is Martha’s simple technique for carving turkey in 4 easy steps.

Step 1

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Cut between joint to separate thigh from drumstick. Both pieces can now be cut off the bone into slices.

Step 4

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Slice breasts crosswise, skin side up, and arrange on a platter with dark meat and wings. Scoop stuffing from cavity.

And that’s it, you’re set!

If you’re looking for some more in-depth methods on carving turkey, checkout this great article on executive chef Jeffrey Elliot’s detailed technique.

Happy carving, and happy holidays!

Last updated byLawrence Weiss