We spatchcocked the turkey!
I did it myself a few years back & man was it challenging. It was on a smaller turkey, probably 15 lbs & damned near killed me.
This year my husband is actually home for Thanksgiving, a rare treat, & he decided he wanted to spatchcock this 20 lb bird. I said…ha…have fun.
I can’t say that he had fun but he was very pleased with himself when 2 knives & 1 set of kitchen shears later the spine was out. He thought he might have difficulty breaking the breast-bone but no…that was exceedingly simple.
And now we have a perfectly spatchcocked turkey. This will cut the cook time in half.