Roasted Turkey Legs

Recipe by Chef #313297
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

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