Carving a turkey is not tough, and, is done in several
methods. When I carve a turkey it gets done once and that's it.
Here's how it's done.
With a sharp knife cut the breast away from the
carcass and set aside.
Cut away the leg/thigh and the wings and set
Cut and/or pick all the meat you can off the
If you're going to save the carcass for a
gumbo break it into as many pieces as you can and bag it up to put
in the ice box or freezer.
You can use your roasting pan to put the
Start with the breast and, with an electric
knife, slice the breast as shown below.
Cutting in this manner is "against the
This gives you a nice slice that's not stringy.
Set the breast in the pan keeping it together
as it was sliced.
Now, slice away the thigh, leg, and
wing drumstick meat from their bones.
Arrange the parts and pieces as shown below
keeping the white meat near the breast and dark meat near the legs.
It's a great and practical presentation. The side slicing of a
turkey on TV is for show and makes no sense. It's like drinking milk
with a fork.
You can now pour a little gravy over the
entire bird to moisten it up and add flavor.