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Yup, cut the back out of the turkey, flatten it out, and cook it at 450F for about 45 minutes or so. Oh, you say, you can't present the big bird at the table? Who cares? I cut the meat off the breasts, cut it into thick (3/4") slices, put it on a platter, and then carry on with the rest of the carving. It looks great, tastes great and is a lot less fussy. I roast chickens the same way.
I'm right on schedule with my list. Tonight it's cook the carrots, prepare the broccoli and set the table.