Roasted Smoky Turkey Legs

Total Time
26hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
26 hrs

My husband and I absolutely LOVE the smoked turkey legs that are available at the nearby theme parks. This is a close, smokeless, version of those turkey legs that hold a very special place in our hearts. The passive cooking time includes the brining time.

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Directions

  1. Mix the salt, brown sugar, liquid smoke and water together until all is dissolved and pour the briny mixture over the turkey legs.
  2. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for 24-hours to 72-hours.
  3. Rinse the brine off the turkey, pat dry with paper towels and roast at 350°F for about 45 minutes.
  4. By this time, the turkey will almost be done, but the skin will still have a pale color, so I crank the oven up to 500°F and roast the legs/wings until they are a rich mahogany color, then I flip them over and roast the other side until it is also deep brown.