Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How to Carve a Holiday Turkey - Two Videos

So let's see... You've read my post - What's the Best tasting Turkey?, picked out a good brand ,and cooked it to perfection. Now you're staring at this delicious masterpiece and you're here because you don't want to ruin the work-of-art by ripping it and slashing it like Freddy Krueger would.



You're in luck, I've pinched two videos from Youtube to illustrate the process. The first video is longer and more detailed. If you're in a rush, (people are waiting at the table and you've run off on a "Bathroom run") you might want to jump down to the bottom video. It's shorter. If you've got time, please enjoy them both at your leisure. Keep in mind, you can tell your guests that the turkey needs about 15 - 20 minutes for the juices to settle before carving and then you can sneak to your computer for a quick review before you're actually put on the spot.













If you're nominated to do the carving, these are my humble suggestions:



  1. Find a good place to work. Preferably away from view. That way your guests won't see you using your fingers.

  2. Invest in a really sharp knife.

  3. Keep your fingers out of the way of the blade when carving.

  4. Don't panic. Once you learn the basic strokes, the rest is fairly simple.


Happy Carving!

11 comments:

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Happy Turkinator Pants Day!!!!!

intrepidideas said...

Base... Speedy. It's all in the Base!

Tamera said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Ahhh, I don't care much about the turkey...I'm a pumpkin pie girl!!!!

intrepidideas said...

Thanks Tami. And a wonderful day to you too. Ah, the pumpkin pie. And I love the Pecan Pie as well. That's a big Texas thing isn't it? Chocolate Burbon Pecan Pie? Delicious.

MickisMorsels said...

I was a little busy on Thanksgiving weekend. You know, carving the turkey and all, so I'm just now getting to look you up. But I can still use the videos for Christmas turkey. And from what I can glean, the key is to NOT release the juices. Poor turkey.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I should have read #3 better!!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

J/K :-)

intrepidideas said...

Hey Miki,

You were missed. Yep, there were many "poor turkeys" last week. What's cookin' in your house? I'll stop by to check....

intrepidideas said...

Speedy...

Oh No! You don't look like our wood shop teacher do you? Probably just a few stiches huh?

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intrepidideas said...

Susan,

Thanks for the visit. I hope to see you around often. :) All the best.