Turkey legs, oh how I think you are much better than chicken.
You are bigger than chicken legs, and tastier too.
First, we will start with the brine that the turkey needs to soak in before cooking:
Start with 4 quarts of water
Add one cup granulated sugar,
One cup Kosher Salt,
One cup Brown Sugar,
2 tablespoons seasoning blend (Montreal),
One teaspoon of bay leaves,
stir until combined.
bring to a boil, then immediately remove from heat.
Pour the water into a bowl of ice so it will cool down before you throw in the raw turkey legs in.
You wouldn’t want the legs to cook in the water, so make sure the water is cold (about 10 minutes after pouring over ice).
Throw the turkey legs into the cool water.
Place in the fridge 4-6 hours.
While the turkey legs are soaking, you can make the rub.
you will need:
2 tablespoons of chili powder
2 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons of season salt
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Stir all arrrounnnnnnnddddd 🙂
and there you have it, your dry rub for the legs
When your 4-6 hours is up,
take the legs out of the pot and pat dry with a paper towel.
Tip: Patting meat dry before adding seasoning will help it stick better; therefore, it will taste better.
Grab your dry rub, and rub it ALL OVER those turkey legs!
The more the merrier!!
VOILA! You are only one step away from the yummy goodness.
Place into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes,
then turn oven on 300 for 20 more minutes.
Take them out…
Goes great with side dishes.
If you want the sweet potato casserole recipe, check out this post on my blog.
I love these and I hope you love them as much as I do.
I got this AMAZING recipe from my favorite Food Star, The Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond).
I hope everyone had a HAPPY Thanksgiving and enjoyed being with family!