Over the years, the team at All Things Barbecue has cooked hundreds of turkeys. We’ve cooked whole turkeys, we’ve cooked turkeys that have been trimmed into quarters, and we've cooked spatchcocked turkeys. Every method has its place, but here’s a secret: we prefer a spatchcock turkey.
Preparing a spatchcock turkey simply means removing the backbone and pressing the turkey down flat.This results in an evenly cooked turkey with the dark meat and white meat ready at the same time. A spatchcocked turkey also tends to cook quicker, saving you time in your busy Thanksgiving schedule..
Below is a step-by-step guide through the process of spatchcocking a turkey.