Turkey legs are a delicious favorite at an amusement park or fair. They can be costly at around ten bucks a leg, but you don’t can have these tasty treats anytime you want for a fraction of the price. Here’s a quick and easy recipe.
First you need turkey legs.
I purchased this pack of three legs for a little over six dollars. You can also opt for a package of two oversized drumsticks for about ten dollars.
As always, I suggest seasoning the legs with anything you want, but season generously. I used sea salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika for color, southwest seasoning, sage, thyme, and basil.
You’ll also need extra virgin olive oil and room temperature butter.
To keep the legs moist, I mix thyme with butter and tuck it under the skin. I cut slits in the meat and put the mixture inside the legs to make the meat tender.
I rub the drumsticks with olive oil and season them thoroughly on both sides. Repeat…season the dickens out of the meat.
The drumsticks should be place on foil and wrapped tightly. (Sorry. I forgot to take a picture.) Place the drumsticks in the over at 350 degrees and let them bake around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Unwrap the drumsticks and turn the oven up to 400 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes until the skin is as crispy as you want it.
The end result is turkey legs that are seasoned to perfection and fall off the bone.
Add some fingerling potatoes. Toss them in olive oil and season with pepper, salt, garlic powder and basil. Put the pan in the oven at 400 degrees for about twenty minutes. The end result is a home cooked meal that will leave you smiling.