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Roasted Turkey Legs

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1/2 cup Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
4 Turkey Drumsticks
2 cup White Wine
1 cup Molasses
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp Worcestershire
4 Tbsp Sage
4 Tbsp Thyme

Oven Temperature: 325°F

*Place the salt & sugar into a large re-sealable bag

*Pour in enough water to cover the turkey legs, and squeeze the bag to dissolve salt & sugar

*Immerse the turkey legs in the brine, and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to brine

*In a saucepan, stir together the white wine, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce

*Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half

*Season with 1 Tbsp sage and 1 Tbsp thyme

*Preheat oven to 325 and remove turkey legs from brine, pat dry with paper towels - discard the brine

*Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat - fry the turkey, turning frequently, until browned on all sides

*Place the pan with turkey into the oven (or transfer to oven safe pan) - roast uncovered for 45 minutes

*Remove and turn legs over - season with some of the remaining thyme and sage, spoon some of the sauce onto the legs to coat

*Return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes - repeat the seasoning and baste with sauce again and return to oven for 15 minutes

*Test for doneness - internal temperature should be 180 degrees when taken with meat thermometer

*Serve turkey with remaining sauce

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