Frozen turkeys are available year-round. They are quite good roasted with the bones in, but the bones can make carving difficult. Some butchers will debone the turkey for you, usually at a higher price. It's easy to do it yourself in about 15 minutes. Learn how to remove the breast, back, and thigh bones, and you'll end up with a boneless turkey suitable for stuffing. Your guests will never guess it is deboned until you cut it. A sharp boning knife is essential.
You will need:
A thawed turkey, tail clipped (optional), rinsed and patted dry.
Kitchen shears and/or sharp 7- or 8-inch boning knife.
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