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How to Truss a Turkey

Create a compact shape with this foolproof tying technique

with Jennifer Armentrout

Length: 1:42
Produced By: Gary Junken

It's not absolutely necessary to truss a turkey, but it is a great method for creating an attractive compact shape. In this short video tip, Fine Cooking test kitchen manager Jennifer Armentrout demonstrates how to truss a turkey. She shows you how to orient the wings to create a stable base, and shows a variation to the standard technique that helps keep the thighs closer to the bird.

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