Step 1: Place dried turkey breast-side down on a clean surface.
Step 2: Use sharp poultry shears to cut along both sides of the backbone from end to end. Reserve backbone for gravy.
Step 3: Turn turkey breast-side up. Press hand on 1 side of breast and press hard until bone cracks. Repeat on other side.
Step 4: Place turkey on a rack over a rimed baking sheet. Season according to recipe directions, then roast.