Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sage Roasted Turkey Legs

Oh how I love turkey legs!  Yes, I am one of those people that go to a fair or amusement park and buy a huge turkey leg for dinner.  I finally started making them at home last year.  They are so delicious and inexpensive to buy at the store!  Although they are wonderful on the grill, today I decided to roast them with some traditional Thanksgiving-style-stuffing-herbs to really bring out those warm fall flavors.  I served them with my French Green Beans wtih Sauteed Onions & Almonds and Easy Potato Casserole.  The result was nothing less than amazing.  I could eat these every day. 

A pre-Thanksgiving treat
Ingredients (serves 3):
3 turkey legs, skin on
1 stalk celery, cut into 3 pieces
1/2tsp garlic powder
1tbs sage
1/2tsp onion powder
1tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
2tbs butter, softened

1. Preheat your oven to 350F.  Loosen the skin from the turkey.  In a small bowl, combine your dry rub ingredients. 
2. With your hands, generously rub the softened butter under the turkey skin, spreading it all around.  Rub it over the top too.  Take some of the dry rub and rub it under the skin evenly.  Top the skin with salt and pepper.  Repeat with each turkey leg. 
3. Then, use a knife to make a slit down the meaty side of the leg.  Stuff in a celery stalk in each leg.
4. Place in a roasting pan and cook for about an hour and a half (or until internal temp reaches 180F).  Baste occasionally with the juices of the turkey (I had to use a basting brush because there wasn't much juice).  Serve hot!

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