Roasted Turkey Legs
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Oven Temperature: 325°F
  2. *Place the salt & sugar into a large re-sealable bag
  3. *Pour in enough water to cover the turkey legs, and squeeze the bag to dissolve salt & sugar
  4. *Immerse the turkey legs in the brine, and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to brine
  5. *In a saucepan, stir together the white wine, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce
  6. *Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half
  7. *Season with 1 Tbsp sage and 1 Tbsp thyme
  8. *Preheat oven to 325 and remove turkey legs from brine, pat dry with paper towels - discard the brine
  9. *Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat - fry the turkey, turning frequently, until browned on all sides
  10. *Place the pan with turkey into the oven (or transfer to oven safe pan) - roast uncovered for 45 minutes
  11. *Remove and turn legs over - season with some of the remaining thyme and sage, spoon some of the sauce onto the legs to coat
  12. *Return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes - repeat the seasoning and baste with sauce again and return to oven for 15 minutes
  13. *Test for doneness - internal temperature should be 180 degrees when taken with meat thermometer
  14. *Serve turkey with remaining sauce
RECIPE BACKSTORY
"We made a Game of Thrones dinner and was told these were the best Turkey legs ever...the glazing would work on any turkey or chicken dish too" ~ Chris & Judy