Roasted Smoky Turkey Legs

Recipe by Mercy
READY IN: 26hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the salt, brown sugar, liquid smoke and water together until all is dissolved and pour the briny mixture over the turkey legs.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for 24-hours to 72-hours.
  • Rinse the brine off the turkey, pat dry with paper towels and roast at 350°F for about 45 minutes.
  • 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.
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