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How do you remove a turkey's neck?

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Remove a turkey's neck by cutting away the parts that cover the neck bone. After exposing the neck bone, cut downward between the bones of the neck while using your other hand to twist the neck until it comes away from the carcass.

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Detailed instruction for removing the areas covering the neck bone are as follows: First position the bird on its back and sever its head with a knife. After removing the head, straighten out the neck to find the small depression between the breast and neck. Carefully cut the skin of this area, and pull it away to expose the stomach. Pull out the stomach, and discard it. Next, pull the aorta, windpipe and esophagus out of the way to find the base of the neck. Now it is possible to proceed with removing the neck.

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