Roasted Turkey Legs

Roasted Turkey Legs

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"This is a great way to have a small scale turkey dinner anytime of the year. Serve with rice, noodles, or dressing. This recipe can also be increased very easily."

Ingredients

2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 643 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 643 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 36.9 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 73.1 g
  • 146%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium:
  • 529 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse the turkey legs and pat dry.
  2. Stand the turkey legs upright (as if the 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 with a little salt. Put the skin back into place, rub with more butter, and season lightly with salt. Lay the legs in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the legs are golden brown and the internal temperature is 180 degrees F (82 degrees C) 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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Good basic recipe. I added a few extra steps: I brined the legs with water & salt in fridge the night before. Rinsed the turkey legs. Added onions instead of celery into the legs. Mixed butter w...

Yum. Great, easy recipe. I'm a huge onion fan, so I sliced up a white onion and inserted the pieces into slices throughout the drumsticks. It worked really well. I roasted them for about 45 mi...

This is a great recipe for those who love dark meat and don't want to be bothered cooking a whole turkey! I use broth instead of water. I also then half way through the cooking time surround the...