Butterflying a turkey takes some sharp tools, and a lot of power. So grab your best kitchen shears, cleavers, or knives, and let's get started.
Step 1: Cut Out the Spine
The ribs get really sharp once they've been cut, so I recommend you cut out the rib plates and remove any small pieces of bone.
Step 2: Crack the Breastbone
Step 3: Flatten the Bird
Many recipes then tell you to tuck the wings under the breast (difficult! but does prevent blackening), and truss the legs together, scooching them up onto the breast.
Hope this was a helpful tutorial and that you'll try your hand at butterflying soon!