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SMOKED TURKEY LEGS

 
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GrievousAngel056
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12 05 12:38 am    Post subject: SMOKED TURKEY LEGS Reply with quote

I need a recipe for smoked turkey legs. I had one in Dallas at the Red River Shootout two years ago and want to attempt to make some. Any rubs? Mops? What temperature do they need to hit to be finished? How long approximately does that take? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13 05 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not tried smoking legs or wings as of yet but I do roast wings in the oven I use them to make turkey soup.
I know the principle of low, slow and long will apply for sure to turkey legs.
I would think that any recipe you use for rub would be good. As far as cooking time you need to use a temperature probe and cook to at least 160 degrees just like chicken and pork. I tend to over cook turkey as I think it begins to develop some awesome flavours as the skin carmelizes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16 05 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd up it to 170, but I've never done just legs before.

Try rubbing them with anything you'd use on chicken. Things like sage and thyme probably work well. Maybe a light, light coating of oil on the skin.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11 06 2:52 am    Post subject: t legs Reply with quote

yo y'all,
i get great results from the following--
i dry cure in mortons tender quick.
i rub 1 tablespoon a lb on thawed turkey legs--
i put in refrigerater for 2 hrs or so.
i then rinse off in cool water the excess T.Q.
i then pat dry with paper towel,
before placing in pre heated electric water smoker.
i use hickory chips on turkey,pork and lamb.
[i use mesquite chips on beef and chicken]

i like a 1 to 1 1/4 lb leg the best.
it takes 4 to five hours at 225 degrees in smoker--
to get to 170 degrees internally in leg---
this is where i call it done.

my electric water smoker holds 225 about halfway
between medium and high setting.
full setting on high will bring 245 degrees.

the bigger T legs---1 3/4 lb to 2 lb each--
take a couple of hrs longer.
this dries skin ..

i will wrap the large ones in aluminum foil
by 4 hrs. time. i will return to smoker till done

by then my 2 pans of chips are done smoking.

after about 3 to 4 hrs the skin tends to get dry.

on the little ones -its not to bad.

i use this myself---all the time.

its so easy--its so good. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun May 14 06 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres how mine turned out. Brined them for about 4 hours and into the smoker for around 4 hours.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14 06 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm, that looks good!
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PostPosted: Sun May 14 06 10:44 pm    Post subject: Eeeeewwwwwwweeeee! Reply with quote

Hey Big Daddy, those some good lookin' legs! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon May 15 06 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do look good.

Bet the left overs would make great turkey soup..
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PostPosted: Mon May 15 06 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Left overs...Yea right sucked the bones clean!!!!!!
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