To Boil a Turkey

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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A delicate but plump hen-turkey of moderate size should be selected for boiling. Free the skin most carefully from all the stumps, rad draw the bird, using the greatest precaution not to break the gall bladder; singe it with writing paper, take off the head and neck, cut through the skin round the first joint of the legs, and draw th