Roasted Turkey Legs

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
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Recipe by keaasen

Small scale turkey dinner.

Top Review by Chef*Lee

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!!

Ingredients Nutrition

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. rinse the turkey legs and pat dry.
  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. 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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