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Turkey Breast: Remove backbone before roasting?

TwirlyGirly | Nov 11, 201605:18 AM     11

In general, when a recipe calls for a bone-in whole turkey breast, does one generally remove the backbone before roasting?

The first time I bought a whole turkey breast, I was surprised to see the backbone was still intact. Thinking it would be more difficult to keep the breast balanced on my V-rack, (never mind trying to balance it on a cutting board for slicing when cooked), I removed it.

But neither the recipe I used then, nor the recipe I'm planning to use this year (http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/ma...), specify removing the backbone,

Does one traditionally roast a whole, bone-in turkey breast with, or without, the backbone?

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