How to Make Paper Cutlet Frills For Turkey Legs

Cutlet frills are used to cover the exposed bones of turkey legs and give them a formal and appealing touch. This way you can help yourself to the meat leg without touching the bone and will handle the piece with the cutlet frill. Plastic frills are readily available in market. However, they can easily be prepared at home using paper and some basic stationary. Making them is really easy and you will be very happy with the effort when you present the meal. The frills make the presentation very attractive and show the effort you have put into it.

Things Required:

– White paper (8.5 by 11 inches)
– Ruler
– Scissors
– Clear tape


  • 1

    Draw a rectangle on the white paper with the dimensions of 3.5 width by 11-inch length. Cut this rectangle out using scissors. Now fold up the rectangle in lengthwise. However, just fold lightly without marking out a crease on the paper.

  • 2

    Hold the rectangle by the long cut edges. Use the scissors to make equally spaced slits along the folded edge of the rectangle. The slits should be 1 inch deep into the paper. Space them equally. Give a space of ½ inch away from the ends of the folded side.

  • 3

    Wrap the frill around a prepared turkey leg to get the size of cutlet you need to cover it. When you wrap it, note the point where the rectangle should be cut. Cut off the excess paper. Keep this paper as you will need it to cover more turkey legs. Fold back the frills and make strong creases to hold the slits in place.

  • 4

    Use a children stick glue to make the cap by joining the ends of the rectangle. You will give it a cap shape that will fit on the turkey legs. Use a tap to secure the caps to the turkey legs. Do the same for all legs by using white paper. Place turkey legs on a serving platter and present to the guests to earn the nods of approval. Playing the perfect host is certainly worth all the effort.

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