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Contributors to this thread:
Jasper 05-Sep-23
Jasper 05-Sep-23
Old Reb 05-Sep-23
buckeye 05-Sep-23
fdp 05-Sep-23
Groundhunter 05-Sep-23
Pat Lefemine 05-Sep-23
midwest 05-Sep-23
Bowfreak 05-Sep-23
Shiloh 05-Sep-23
Zbone 05-Sep-23
Jasper 05-Sep-23
bluesman 05-Sep-23
scentman 05-Sep-23
WV Mountaineer 05-Sep-23
t-roy 05-Sep-23
Jasper 05-Sep-23
Bowfreak 05-Sep-23
Shiloh 06-Sep-23
Lewis 06-Sep-23
Jasper 06-Sep-23
Jasper 06-Sep-23
bluesman 09-Sep-23
scentman 10-Sep-23
midwest 10-Sep-23
Matt 10-Sep-23
scentman 10-Sep-23
Dan Mallia 10-Dec-23
Lewis 19-Dec-23
scentman 19-Dec-23
Lewis 20-Dec-23
Jasper 20-Dec-23
From: Jasper
05-Sep-23

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Don’t throw those wild turkey legs out and just eat the breasts! I soaked these in brine overnight and then cooked in the crock pot until the meat fell off the bone….mixed in BBQ sauce, honey, garlic and a little brown sugar and slapped it on a Hawaiian slider roll. Added with swiss cheese and a Wickle’s Pickle slice and baked until the cheese melted. So good!

From: Jasper
05-Sep-23

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From: Old Reb
05-Sep-23
Your recipe looks tasty. I always save the turkey's legs and thighs so I'll be giving the recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

From: buckeye
05-Sep-23
I do the same thing with deer shanks,, except I use pepper jack cheese... Delicious

From: fdp
05-Sep-23
Looks good. The wife made about 10lbs. of Turkey sausage last week from some legs we had in the freezer.

We use it lots of different ways.

From: Groundhunter
05-Sep-23
I never waste the legs. Good receipe. I like them for soup stock.

From: Pat Lefemine
05-Sep-23
Definitely worth saving for the slow cooker! Never tried sliders though. Great idea!

From: midwest
05-Sep-23
Those look awesome, John. You eat the whole platter yourself? ;-)

From: Bowfreak
05-Sep-23
Jasper,

What is your brine recipe?

From: Shiloh
05-Sep-23
No matter how long I have left those things in the crock pot they always seem to be chewy!! Educate me please. Don't like to waste meat, but don't want to wear out my jaw at a young age!

From: Zbone
05-Sep-23
Great photo...

Thanks for the recipe...

From: Jasper
05-Sep-23
Nick, I did grab several and inhale them when I saw how fast they were going at our UGA football party, Lol

Mark, I used a cup of kosher salt to a gallon of water.

Shiloh, try the brine first overnight and then cook on LOW for as long as it takes. Those turkey legs were tender and falling off the bone in 10 hours. The brine does help!

From: bluesman
05-Sep-23

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Nice Jasper , I did pulled wild turkey leg with slaw .

From: scentman
05-Sep-23
Shiloh, mine came out chewy from my spring bird, but I did not brine over night... that may be the game changer.

Jasper, thanks for the idea and great pic!

05-Sep-23
Good stuff

From: t-roy
05-Sep-23
Looks delicious, Jasper! I’ve been cooking mine in the crockpot till they fall off the bone, then make a big batch of stew with the meat, then put in containers and freeze for later, with what’s left after a few meals of it. I’m definitely gonna give your recipe a try. Thanks!

From: Jasper
05-Sep-23
I love the slaw idea! Gonna try that. I’m about to make some turkey salad with another batch of meat. Like for sandwiches….mayo, slivered almonds, sliced grapes, etc. I’ll post a pic

From: Bowfreak
05-Sep-23
I make BBQ out of deer/elk/antelope shanks. I like them but they do have a little bit of a stronger taste that my family is not crazy about. I was rearranging the freezer last night and found a few turkey legs and thighs Gonna give them a go this weekend.

Thanks for the tip.

From: Shiloh
06-Sep-23
I’ll try the brine next time. I have mostly done turkey salad and it has a good taste minus the chewy part. Maybe the brine will be a game changer for me!!

From: Lewis
06-Sep-23
We have been cooking these for years they make a great gumbo,really good rich salad and of course soups and stews. I have never made the sandwich or the dumplings but we will thanks for sharing Lewis

From: Jasper
06-Sep-23

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The turkey salad turned out great! Mayo, green onions, sliced almonds, Wickles Pickle relish, sliced grapes, salt, pepper

From: Jasper
06-Sep-23

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From: bluesman
09-Sep-23
Nice , looks tasty, outstanding

From: scentman
10-Sep-23
I had a leg and thigh in freezer from spring, brined over night... in crock pot with chicken broth, Lipton soup mix, and half an onion. I'll be out shopping with the wife so we'll have it on low till six pm tonite, can't wait to see the difference with the brine.

I want to try it with rice, ginger, soysauce, an good Ole Frank's hot sauce!

From: midwest
10-Sep-23
Don't go by time. You should pick up the leg or thigh and the meat should just fall off the bone when it's done.

From: Matt
10-Sep-23
There are some good recipes on the internet to make turkey leg carnitas.

From: scentman
10-Sep-23
OK now I know what you meant by fall off the bone... 10 and a half hrs slow cook, the brine made a huge difference in tenderness. Opted for the BBQ, slaw, on small rolls... even bought some Wickles!

Thanks again Jasper, this has been a fun thread. scentman

From: Dan Mallia
10-Dec-23
I do these all the time, so good! Great thread.

From: Lewis
19-Dec-23
Hey y’all do you rinse the turkey after you take it out of the brine or just go straight out of the brine into the pot thanks Lewis

From: scentman
19-Dec-23
Lewis, I always rinse and pat the meat with a paper towel, but I'm new at this... Jasper and timeless Timex are the ones to listen to;0) scentman

From: Lewis
20-Dec-23
Gotcha thanks for the info Lewis

From: Jasper
20-Dec-23
Yes I rinsed them and threw them in the pot. Eric, glad it worked out for you! Merry Christmas y’all!!!

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