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Love a nice turkey roast dinner but have no idea how to carve it up to serve? Do your attempts at carving always end up a bit of a mess? We're here to help!

goodtoknow has teamed with with turkey pros Bernard Matthews Farm to bring you a guide for how to carve your turkey. Make one of our delicious roast turkey recipes and carve it into perfect portions for the family with these step-by-step instructions.

Perfect for Christmas dinner or a turkey roast dinner any time of the year, this handy guide will show you how to separate your turkey into legs, drumsticks, thighs, wings and breast meat so you can easily serve it up to your family.

Decided to add some stuffing to your turkey? We show you how to remove that too to ensure you get the most flavour from your roast.

You don't need to buy lots of fancy equipment, all you need to carve your turkey is a big carving/chopping board, sharp carving knife & fork, a warmed serving platter (to hold the carved meat) and some kitchen roll and away you go.

There'll be no complaints with your meat once you've carved it using this straightforward guide.

Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/31152/how-to-carve-a-turkey#QAcstj6F2fqPFZfX.99
goodtoknow has teamed up with turkey pros Bernard Matthews Farm to bring you a guide for how to carve your turkey.

Perfect for Christmas dinner or a turkey roast dinner any time of the year, this handy guide will show you how to separate your turkey into legs, drumsticks, thighs, wings and breast meat so you can easily serve it up to your family.

You don't need to buy lots of fancy equipment, all you need to carve your turkey is a big carving/chopping board, sharp carving knife & fork, a warmed serving platter (to hold the carved meat) and some kitchen roll and away you go.
Love a nice turkey roast dinner but have no idea how to carve it up to serve? Do your attempts at carving always end up a bit of a mess? We're here to help!

goodtoknow has teamed with with turkey pros Bernard Matthews Farm to bring you a guide for how to carve your turkey. Make one of our delicious roast turkey recipes and carve it into perfect portions for the family with these step-by-step instructions.

Perfect for Christmas dinner or a turkey roast dinner any time of the year, this handy guide will show you how to separate your turkey into legs, drumsticks, thighs, wings and breast meat so you can easily serve it up to your family.

Decided to add some stuffing to your turkey? We show you how to remove that too to ensure you get the most flavour from your roast.

You don't need to buy lots of fancy equipment, all you need to carve your turkey is a big carving/chopping board, sharp carving knife & fork, a warmed serving platter (to hold the carved meat) and some kitchen roll and away you go.

There'll be no complaints with your meat once you've carved it using this straightforward guide.

Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/31152/how-to-carve-a-turkey#QAcstj6F2fqPFZf
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Step 1

Place the cooked turkey on the board and steady with a carving fork. With a sharp knife, cut the skin between the thigh and breast.

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Step 2

Bend the thigh outwards and cut straight through the hipjoint, removing the whole leg.

To separate the thigh meat from the drumstick, hold the drumstick by the knuckle end with a piece of kitchen paper.

Slice firmly downwards between the thigh and the leg, twisting the knife to cut through the joint.

Next carve thin slices from the thigh and place meat onto the warmed serving platter. Repeat with other thigh.

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Step 3

For the drumsticks, these can be placed on the serving platter to serve whole or the meat can be sliced as follows.

Hold the drumstick vertically at the knuckle end with a piece of kitchen paper. Carve the meat and skin from one side of the drumstick along the line of thebone.

Cut through the corner of the breast toward the wing.

Move the wing away from the breast to locate the wing joint and cut through.

Place on to the platter, this is one serving. Roll leg over and repeat carving again along the bone.

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Step 4

If stuffing has been used, slice a triangle shaped hole large enough in the neck cavity to remove all the stuffing.

Then thinly slice and place on the platter to be served with the meat.

If there is any stuffing left in the turkey, simply scoop it out with a spoon and place in a bowl to serve separately.

If stuffing has been used, slice a triangle shaped holelarge enough in the neck cavity to remove all the stuffing.

Then thinly slice and place on the platter to be served with the meat.

If there is any stuffing left in the turkey, simply scoop it out with a spoon and place in a bowl to serve separately.




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Step 5

Place each slice on to the platter as it is carved. And there you have it! A perfectly sliced turkey.

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Jennie Bury

The breast slices look too thick .

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