Smoky Turkey Legs
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Smoky Turkey Legs

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Smoke your own delicious turkey legs. With a rub of choice and an overnight brine, they are easy to make.

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Ingredients

For the turkey
6
turkey legs
2
tablespoons olive oil
 
dry rub of choice
For the brine
2
gallons water
2
cups brown sugar
1/2
cup kosher slat
2
tablespoons paprika
2
tablespoons thyme, fresh or dried
1
tablespoons sage, fresh or dried
2
tablespoons onion powder
3
tablespoons garlic powder

Directions

1

In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, salt, brown sugar, paprika, thyme, sage, onion powder, and garlic powder. Keep over heat until sugar and salt is dissolved.

2

Cool brine with ice or in the refrigerator.

3

Submerge turkey, place in fridge, and let rest overnight.

4

Remove turkey and rinse. Pat dry and rub with olive oil.

5

Work a turkey dry rub of choice into meat.

6

Preheat smoker and set to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Add wood chips and place turkey in smoker. Let smoke for 4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove, let rest about ten minutes and enjoy.

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