To butterfly a turkey – or chicken or Cornish hen or any other bird you might want to cook – basically means to remove the backbone in order to flatten it. This is done mostly for grilling. However, I butterfly my birds many times to roast them faster. You will need a good pair of kitchen shears in order to accomplish this! Here is a very short instructional video on how to do this:
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