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Eva's Savory Turkey Legs

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Charles Aiken

Charles Aiken

I had forgotten this simple, tasty, and inexpensive meal my grandmother made until I saw a request for a turkey leg recipe. Thanks for bringing that memory back!

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  • Calories:
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 39.6 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 216 mg
  • 72%
  • Sodium:
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a medium baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the bread, celery, cranberries, walnuts, onion, and garlic. Season with sage, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Stir in the egg and enough hot water to moisten.
  3. Arrange turkey legs on the foil sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the bread mixture around the legs, and dot with butter. Tightly seal the foil around the legs and bread mixture.
  4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the turkey leg meat has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
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SANDRAMAC
24

SANDRAMAC

3/3/2008

I have made this recipe several times, always to rave reviews. Made it most recently with prepackaged "stovetop" stuffing mix, adding the herbs listed in the recipe (we love herb-rich recipes!). Served with simply prepared sweet potatoes, quartered, boiled and augmented with dried cranberries added the last five minutes with a teaspoon of sweet butter. Simple, easy, and made the house smell like Thanksgiving.

I'm nuts too...
18

I'm nuts too...

11/8/2003

These were tasty. Very tender, & the stuffing turned out delish, I made extra stuffing which was very similar to this recipe (slow cooker stuffing, also on this web site) on the side because we are stuffing lovers! Thanks Charles!

MomSavedbyGrace
12

MomSavedbyGrace

3/9/2006

Turkey legs were .99/lb. at the store, so I thought I would try this recipe. I love turkey, and especially dark meat, and I was really hoping this recipe would taste like a little Thanksgiving. No such luck. The legs were extremely bland - and I even added onion powder and garlic powder to the salt and pepper. It was moist though, but thats dark meat for you. The stuffing, however, was really good, even though I had omitted the walnuts and cranberries. Thats why this recipe got 3 stars, without the stuffing I would probably only rate this 1 star. I also used chicken broth in place of the water, and doubled the stuffing recipe - glad I did that, b/c even after doubling, my husband and I (the only ones eating) only got one scoop of stuffing each. I'm not a picky eater, but I did not like these turkey legs.

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