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    Roasted Turkey Legs

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Chef #313297's Note:

    Small scale turkey dinner.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 3 stalks celery, cut in thirds
    • 3 turkey legs
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1 dash salt, to taste
    • 1/2 cup water, as needed

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. rinse the turkey legs and pat dry.
    2. 2
      Stand the turkey legs upright (as if turkey were standing). Press a knife downward into the deep tissue, creating 2 or 3 long pockets. Press a piece of celery into each opening. Pull back the skin on the legs, rub with butter, and season lightly with salt. Lay the leges in a roasting pan.
    3. 3
      Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until legs are golden brown and the internal temperature is 180 degrees F when taken with a meat thermometer. Add more water if needed while roasting and baste occasionally with the juices or butter.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 21, 2009

      55

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!! What a wonderful method to ensure that the turkey legs are cooked through! My legs were done and juicy at 1 1/2 hours and they had the distinctive turkey flavor, like the festival legs! I used chicken broth instead of water to roast the legs. I will do this for Thanksgiving too!! It is so easy and everybody wants the drumstick anyway!!! Thank you for this great recipe!!

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    • on December 02, 2012

      55

      These are great. Here's a way to speed up the cooking process: Start the legs on a grill rather than in a skillet. They are cooked through more and allow you to spend half the time cooking them in the oven. Same great taste but finished in 1.5 hours

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    • on June 24, 2012

      55

      I have used this recipe many times, when roasting turkey legs for two people. It is simple to make and very delicious! Roasted turkey legs are always on rotation at our house.

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Turkey Legs

    Serving Size: 1 (923 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1385.0
     
    Calories from Fat 701
    50%
    Total Fat 77.9 g
    119%
    Saturated Fat 31.4 g
    157%
    Cholesterol 640.4 mg
    213%
    Sodium 891.4 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.2 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.7 g
    3%
    Protein 159.9 g
    319%

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