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slicing a turkey while it's still frozen--how can I do it?

I'm single and live alone with a fairly tiny freezer. For Thanksgiving, I was given a lovely but very large frozen turkey, which we didn't need to use over the holidays. So now I have this enormous frozen turkey, and it's taking up way too much of my freezer space. But there would be no occasion where I could cook it all and eat it at one time. What I'd like to do it see if it can be sawed in half while still frozen, allowing me to cook half, while leaving half in the freezer for a later date. Any ideas?

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  1. Ooof. I don't know about slicing, sorry.

    But I have had turkeys in freezer taking up space. I roasted one, slow-cooked the other, and stripped the meat and re-froze in small packets. (I also made stock from bones each time but not necessary if your freezer is too small.)

    1. I think you would be better off cooking the whole thing and then freezing the leftovers in tightly sealed individual packets.

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      1. re: virtualguthrie

        I agree. Cook, repackage and freeze is te best bet. Last time I had this issue I had a dinner party and served turkey. Miseno's it was gone by the end and I kept/sent home leftovers.

      2. I definitely would not try to cut it up myself. If you have a butcher anywhere near you, you might want to call them and see if they could saw it in half for you.

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        1. re: gmm

          Definitely a butcher with a bandsaw is the only option.

          If it was just a frozen turkey breast you might be able to manage, but you should definitely not try to slice through an entire turkey on your own.

        2. "What I'd like to do it see if it can be sawed in half while still frozen, allowing me to cook half, while leaving half in the freezer for a later date"

          Probably.... but definitely not with a hand saw. I can see some safety issues with that.

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          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            Yup, short of a chain saw, agree. Cook it, then repackage.