You probably know how to prepare a turkey. You must have seen a hundred videos on YouTube, but the important step that people often end up skipping is tucking the turkey’s wings. If you’re wondering how to tuck turkey wings, you’re not alone.
Get the Most Out of Your Dish
This is often an overlooked step that can end up burning the turkey. It may sound a little strange at first, but you’ll see for yourself how it makes all the difference.
Tucking the turkey wings will make it so much easier to handle the bird rather than your turkey looking messy and all over the place. Not doing so will make them stretch, making it a lot harder for you and will end up in distorting its perfect shape.
You won’t have that picture-perfect turkey on your dinner table if you skip this step. It won’t just save your turkey but will save your kitchen from getting dirty too!
When you see them do this step on TV, it looks simple and flawless but in reality, it’s just a little trickier than that. To make it easier for you, we have made a guide, which will teach you easy ways to tuck turkey wings. Using these two basic steps, you’ll know how to tuck turkey wings and continue your cooking easily.
Empty the Inside
The first step is reaching your hand inside the turkey and removing anything that’s there. It may sound gross, but it needs to be done. If you want to add any filling inside, now is the time to do it. Then, place it on a baking tray or cookie sheet and keep the breast side up.
Tuck the Wings
First, hold one of the wings in your hand. You can take some kitchen string to tie it to the side if nothing seems to be working, but it’s better to tuck them. After that, lift the same side of the turkey up just a few inches above. You will need to tuck the wing underneath the bird’s back. Then, lower the turkey back down and do the same thing on the other side. By tucking the wings, you’ll prevent it from burning and creating a mess. Your bird will stay in place.
Once you start to do this, you’ll note the difference in your turkey and you’ll never skip this step again! You’ll end up with a beautiful and delicious turkey that your friends and family will absolutely love. Happy Tucking!
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