Cooking a Christmas Turkey : Removing the Thigh of a Christmas Turkey

Uploaded by expertvillage on 22.01.2008

My name is Brandon Sarkis on behalf of Expert Village. Today I'm going to show you how to
make a holiday turkey. Okay, I went ahead and took a second and kind of wiped up around
because the turkey's going to start like, the juices are going to start coming out of
the turkey now as you're working with it. So, this is how you trim the breast of the
turkey. So you turn your turkey around till you see the breast. You're going to want to
take your knife, pretty much right about where the, and you can go ahead and take the thigh
out if you want just to make this easier on you, which I'll go ahead and do on this side.
We just kind of cut back and away, and you'll see there's a little pocket right here. You
can just cut straight through. And, ouch, whoa, this turkey's very very hot inside still.
I even let it cool for about a half an hour, it's still really hot. So what we'll do is
we'll just, whoa, we'll just cut underneath here to get at that thigh. Then we're just
going to take, and pop it right out of the socket. You can see right down here how it
just popped out. And just give it a nice slice, like that. That is a whole thigh. And now,
I'm going to grab a towel again because there's turkey juice everywhere.