Turky Legs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by chsalas, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. chsalas

    chsalas Newbie

    Recently at Disney, I saw smoked turkey legs for $9, I bought 4 for $5 at home, seasoned and now on smoker. Let's see how good I am.  Also doing first fatty.

     
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Turkey legs, brings back the thought of fair time.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here is an old Recipe from Viper. He says they are real close to the Disney Legs...JJ

    SMOKED TURKEY LEGS close to Disney Style

    The brine:
    2 cups tender quick salt
    1 cups brown sugar
    2 tbsp. onion powder
    2 tbsp. garlic powder
    4 bay leaves
    2 gallons water
    6 turkey legs [totally submerged in brine]*
    Sweet paprika

    Mix all brine ingredients together in a non reactive container.
    Put the turkey legs in the brine and place the container in the
    refrigerator. Let stand for at least 48 hours.*

    Remove legs from the brine and wash with cold water to remove excess.
    Then soak in cold water 1 hour.
    Rub the legs with a small amount of sweet paprika. Put legs in
    smoker and set temperature for 225 degrees F. Smoke for at least
    five hours.Untill Internal temp is 165-170 degrees.

    *Large turkey legs will require 3 full days to be fully brined
    and flavored. Smoking time at 225 degrees F will be about
    6 1/2 hours.
     
  4. chsalas

    chsalas Newbie



     
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man those look delicious!!

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  6. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Looks good. Did you brine them or just season them? How's the taste?
     
  7. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Looks good. Did you brine them or just season them? How's the taste?
     
  8. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've heard of cutting the tendon before smoking to make it more edible, Anyone else do that or hear of it?
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
  10. chsalas

    chsalas Newbie

    Just seasoned, no brine, they tasted great, although I may brine next time to try that.
     

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