Turkey legs roasting time
- Sarah Jun 23, 2006 01:34 PM
Would like to roast a few legs, using the thigh meat for salad/sandwiches and the drumstick part to make broth. How long should they be roasted, at what temp?
There are a lot of different ways of producing good results roasting turkey legs. Here's one ...
Put them on a rack in a hot oven (400-425) and cook them for five-ten minutes, turn the oven down (375) and continue roasting until they're done. I'll make a conservative recommendation that the internal temperature, at the thickest part of the flesh, should be 180 degrees.
Hard to go wrong with the thighs and drumsticks because they're so full of juice and fat .... consequently you can cook them a little longer and still have a juicy, tasty product.
Please use a thermometer to test doneness!