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Oct 27, 2011 05:11 AM

What to do with a large frozen turkey leg

Hi - I need some suggesitons on what to do with a large turkey leg that's been in my freezer for about 3 months. I'd love something involving a crockpot.


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    1. Braise it in your crockpot with a handful of good-quality dried prunes and a dash of cognac or armagnac, then serve over spaetzle or buttered egg noodles.


      4 Replies
        1. re: sunshine842

          Should I brown it first or add onions, garlic, etc.?

          1. re: MARISKANY

            yes, brown it first -- onions and/or garlic, as you wish -- very lightly on the garlic, and mild or sweet onions are best, although you can be somewhat liberal with the onions.

            Prunes are an awesome accompaniment for braised meats -- especially pork and turkey -- the sweet-savoury combination is unusual enough to be interesting, but it's absolutely delicious.

            You can add or substitute dried apricots as well.

            1. re: sunshine842

              because of this thread, I bought a huge leg this morning and plan to do this in the crockpot in the next couple of days.

        2. Cacciatore-style, with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, shredded over pasta.

          Or as Carnitas -- Onions, Garlic, Salsa, shredded and put into Corn Tortillas.

            1. Braise it with cumin, smoked paprika... then shred for tacos.