If you are fortunate enough to catch a wild turkey, the next step is to prepare it for tea. There are two ways to clean a turkey: skinning or plucking, with several variations in between. One of the most common and simple methods is to skin the turkey and remove the meat so that it can be cooked to perfection.
Before you begin, you will need a good sharp knife, such as the 6-inch Bubba Blade Turkinator, a clean flat surface, gallon-size freezer bags, and a garbage bag to dispose of the remains. Here are six quick steps to getting that juicy turkey on the table.
Step 1 – Remove the beard: If you want to save the beard, you must first remove it. The beard can be carefully pulled away from the breast or cut away. You will need to remove any excess tissue after removal.
Step 2 – Removing the spurs: To remove the spurs, apply pressure to the turkey knee joint until it pops loose. With a sharp knife, you should be able to easily separate the skin after the joint pops loose.
Step 3: Remove the fan by grasping the tail at the base and cutting just below the lump of meat that holds the fan feathers together.
Step 4 – Skinning: To skin your turkey, begin by laying it down.