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To Carve Turkey

Bird should be placed on back, with legs at right of platter for carving. Introduce carving fork Chapter XVII - POULTRY AND GAME 294

across breastbone, hold firmly in left hand, and with carving knife in right hand cut through between leg and body, close to body. With knife pull back leg and disjoint from body. Then cut off wing. Remove leg and wing from other side. Separate second joints from drum-sticks and divide wings at joints. Carve breast meat in thin crosswise slices. Under back on either side of backbone may be found two small, oyster-shaped pieces of dark meat, which are dainty tidbits.

Chicken and fowl are carved in the same way. For a small family carve but one side of a turkey, that remainder may be left in better condition for second serving.

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