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smoked turkey legs

ptrptr Posts: 24
edited 8:00PM in EggHead Forum
smoked turkey legs, just like the kind you get down at your local stat fair. anybody made them?

techniques?

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  • Was on here wondering the same thing
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Turkey legs and wings above done the same way I spatchcock. 
    Spatchcocked Turkey and Chicken on the Big Green Egg
    (you cut out the backbone and cook opened)
    I like a 11/12 lb bird. If I need lots of turkey I just cook a couple ( 1 & 1/2  hr cook app)
    Chicken 3 to 3.75lb bird or birds. Under an hour cook. 
    Or, just add a package of legs extra. 
    I do not brine the turkey or Chicken. 
    If time I like to leave uncovered in the fridge overnight (no problem if no time) 
    I cook "direct" @ 400/425 on a raised grill "skin side up" and never turn over.
    I will use a coffee rub. Use what you like.
    NOTE PLEASE (A LOT OF SMOKE IS NOT YOU FRIEND)
    I use about a single handfull of mixed chips: Cherry & Pecan. 
    Cook Turkey to temp (not time) breast @ 155 and thigh @ 165.
    Cook Chicken to temp breast 160.
    Rest both 10 mins.

     
    Coffee Rub (turkey, chicken, beef & pork)
    Equal part: Instant Expresso Ground coffee..
    Equal part: Brown Sugar..
    ½ part: Black Pepper..
    ½ part: Kosher Salt..
    ½ part: Garlic Powder..
    ¾ part: Ancho Chili Powder..
      Don't worry on exact, just close on measurement. I used to use turbinado sugar but we like with brown better. This is pulled from MollyShark, Hungry Man, & Richard In Fl then tweaked. I find the ancho chili powder is far less expensive in the bulk spice area than the bottled area ( have used both light or dark version). I make it starting with a half cup Instant Expresso Ground coffee and work from there as it seems to store well if sealed.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Don't forget the gizzards and neck. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,820
    @drgordon I have only tried them once and I just threw them on the egg until done and I wasn't crazy about them. 

    This is a recipe I want to try:
    http://amazingribs.com/recipes/chicken_turkey_duck/disney_smoked_turkey_legs.html

    They are brined/cured so they get a ham like flavor similar to Disney or the fair. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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