How to Debone a Turkey
Debone and Bone both Mean to Remove the Bones
Yes, how to debone a turkey and how to bone a turkey both mean removing the bones from the turkey.
This technique isn't used as much as it once was partly because few people know how to do it and partly because it is time consuming and takes a bit of work.But, the additional work put into the preparation will be partly offset by the fact that carving is easy.
Knowing this technique gives an additional technique to add flavor to a turkey. And, it is the foundation for many interesting and unusual recipes including "turducken" where a turkey is stuffed with a chicken and a duck, and other stuffed turkey recipes.
And since the anatomy of birds is similar, once you master this technique you can use it to create a Royal Roast also known as a "three bird roast" which usually consists of a goose stuffed with chicken, stuffed with pheasant.
When the wings and legs are also removed, the boned turkey can be used for a "galantine" of turkey (stuffed with forcemeat, wrapped in cheesecloth, simmered in stock, chilled and glazed with aspic of its own stock).
Once you have mastered how to debone a turkey, we are sure you will come up with interesting ideas of your own and we hope you will share them with us.
So how do you get the bones out of a turkey? Well, the easiest way is to have a good butcher do it for you. And that is what we did. We went to The Natural Link in Lewiston New York and asked Walter Fuller
if he would show us how this is done. He graciously agreed to show us how to debone a turkey, and he allowed us to photograph the process so that we could share it with you.
This is how you debone a turkey:
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