Carving a turkey doesn’t have to be a dreaded task. It really isn’t that hard as long as you avoid a few common mistakes. Basically, if you can carve a chicken, you can carve a turkey (and if you can’t, just practice).
Set yourself up for success by arranging your tools. Use a large cutting board because turkeys are enormous and you don’t want half of your bird rocking back-and-forth while it hangs off the board.
Keep your cutting board from slipping by placing a damp towel or paper towels underneath, and have some extra ready-to-grab on the side so you can clean up any running juices.
Now that you know how to start, read on to find out what you shouldn’t do while carving your turkey this Thanksgiving.