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spatchcocking a turkey

ricktannerricktanner Posts: 24
edited November 2011 in Poultry


  • Here is a YouTube video.  Hope it helps.  Have never done one myself.


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  • Spatchcocking a 12lb turkey is not difficult.  I have spatched a 21lb turkey.  I always just use kitchen(butchering) shears.  However, the bigger you go, you may need a heavy butchers knife.

  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,474
    To do a spatch turkey you just cut down either side of the back bone. There isn't a need to debone unless that is just something you want to do.
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  • I think I'm going to spatchcock my 22 lb.  I can't wait to cook my first turkey on the BGE!
  • Good video Tweev_Tip, thanks for the posting it.
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    When you spatchcock the turkey you can still put the stuffing under the skin! Did this two years ago, yum.

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  • In cooking a spatched turkey this way - are we using direct or indirect?

  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    In cooking a spatched turkey this way - are we using direct or indirect?

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  • I do direct heat with raised grill.  
  • Yes, I do too


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