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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default 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


ugg I grabbed by good bread knife


It worked! Just hope I didn't rune my knife


machete did come in handy



done


thing is huge 23lbs. may have to split it between the top and bottom rack on my WSM
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Unread 11-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Reciprocating saw when the wife isn't looking ...

But seriously - a cleaver works well if you watch your fingers.
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Sawzall!
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I should of thought about the sawzall when my daughter suggested the electric knife
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I wonder how a drywall saw would work? After all it has a serrated edge.
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I just finished spatchcocking my Turkey. I used my garden pruners. They worked great.
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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



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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.
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I was going to go with chainsaw (done already by NivekD), but the jaws of life wins the prize.
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LMAO!! The wifes looking at me like WTF you laughing about?

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