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superlazy 11-21-2012 06:58 PM

How not to spatchcock a turkey
Ugggg make sure you have the right tools!!!! This is not yard bird!!!

This summer I started making spatchcock chicken and never looked back.

I have no idea what happened to my good kitchen shears( friggen teens) so let the fun begin

Ya that hurt.
Called a couple neighbors looking for a good set of shears or a cleaver
Ended up with a light weight cleaver and a unsharpened machete:twitch:

ugg I grabbed by good bread knife:mmph:

It worked! Just hope I didn't rune my knife
machete did come in handy


thing is huge 23lbs. may have to split it between the top and bottom rack on my WSM

JonM106 11-21-2012 07:31 PM

Reciprocating saw when the wife isn't looking ...

But seriously - a cleaver works well if you watch your fingers.

Arlin_MacRae 11-21-2012 07:35 PM


superlazy 11-21-2012 07:45 PM

I should of thought about the sawzall when my daughter suggested the electric knife

rondini 11-21-2012 08:15 PM

I wonder how a drywall saw would work? After all it has a serrated edge.

Beerbecue 11-21-2012 08:27 PM

I just finished spatchcocking my Turkey. I used my garden pruners. They worked great.

buccaneer 11-21-2012 08:41 PM

Crazy Harry 11-21-2012 08:48 PM

+1 for the sawzall

TN_BBQ 11-22-2012 06:23 AM

I don't make it a practice to cook big, 20+ pound birds, but for my 15lb birds, I've had good luck with a cheap, heavy meat cleaver I picked up for about $12 and some heavy duty shears.

I have thought about going the power tool route, and if i ever have to do more than a couple big birds at a time...i might

Q-Dat 11-22-2012 01:52 PM

Before I got a good pair of poultry shears I used pruning shears and they worked fine. Before that I used a large serrated chef knife kinda like the Ronco style. The serrated edge lets you saw through the heavier bones.

NivekD 11-22-2012 02:03 PM

woodbutcher1 11-22-2012 05:54 PM

Mrfish 11-22-2012 06:13 PM

tnjimbob 11-22-2012 06:39 PM

I was going to go with chainsaw (done already by NivekD), but the jaws of life wins the prize.

Arizona Ugly I 11-22-2012 06:39 PM

LMAO!! The wifes looking at me like WTF you laughing about?


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