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Old 04-13-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Turkey Legs

I was at the store today bought some turkey legs and hog neck bones. I’m brining the turkey and plan on smoking them tomorrow along with the neck bones. I’m going to smoke the neck bones and freeze them to be used later. I tried looking for a recipe for the legs to see how long they should cook but no dice. Does anyone have any suggestions other than deep frying them?
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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Legs should only take a couple hours to smoke depending on your cooking temperature. Pull them off the cooker when the interal temp gets around 175*.
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Just out of curiosity, what would you use the neck bones in, besides the obvious, neck bone soup?
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I love them things, nothing like a big drummy!
Disney World sells them out of a cart at about 7 bucks a stick. They are plain, but tastey. They sell out as quick as they get them. One of the biggest lines except for the rides.
I would give them a sprinkle of rub and cook em up. Remember to take pics! :biggrin:
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Just out of curiosity, what would you use the neck bones in, besides the obvious, neck bone soup?
Seasoning for black eye peas, green beans, bean soup, collards, etc.........
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Legs should only take a couple hours to smoke depending on your cooking temperature. Pull them off the cooker when the interal temp gets around 175*.
What Larry said, I did some a few weeks ago.
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I cooked a bunch for about five hours last summer and I still thought they were tough! I think you either like these things or you don't. Too much sinew for me! I prefer chicken legs!
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:26 AM   #8
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I find the best thing to do with smoked turkey legs is to simmer them in soups or pot pies till the tender up and fall apart. Or in place of smoked ham hocks as a lower fat version for seasoning soups, beans, greens, etc. Same thing with the wings.
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:21 AM   #9
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Put the Turkey legs on at 11 we’ll be having them for a nice simple dinner along with some corn I wrapped in bacon. Pics to follow. I’m giving some thought to trying to make a Turducken any thoughts or suggestions?
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Those things (turduckens) scare me, and I'm not the only one.
I'm really worried about all that poultry juice swimming around
together before they get to temps...if they get to temps.

Ducks got more fat than most imagine.

Wanna get creative? Do a turkey beer can roast! Much safer.
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