Tonight I spatchcocked and seasoned my turkey in preparation for tomorrow's feast. Spatchcock, spatchcock, spatchcock! (I love saying that word) A friend of mine read me the directions on Martha's website while I did the dirty work. It was a fairly funny scene and not nearly as easy as Martha made it look, so he gave me the idea of posting a side by side photo comparison of me and Martha (although it's late and I can't get them side by side!). Let's just say my spatchcock job wasn't nearly as sterile or pretty as Martha's.
1. Cutting out the backbone-- maybe it would be as easy as she makes it look if I had those awesome kitchen shears....
2. Breaking the backbone. Martha suggests standing on a stool. This was not easy. Finally I opened it up enough on the bone side and was able to get a good crack.
And in video: