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Old 05-18-2009, 05:05 AM
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I love the white meat, I'm a breast man .
What about the legs? I'm thinking slow cooker with some veggies and chicken broth?
Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:47 PM
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brine them in a solution of 1 cup coarse salt, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 gallon water, 1 Tbs cure#1 in the fridge for 7-10 days






put them in a smoker @ 200F, Smoke for 4-6 hrs





smoke them until an internal of 180 F



enjoy



Package for freezing. Reheat on the BBQ, They are great.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:20 AM
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That looks great Big Guy.

I don't hunt Turkey but I save all my pheasant legs and thighs, when I get a batch I debone and grind for tacos.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:08 AM
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Thanks Big Guy, I do own a smoker but its a crappy little tinny thing, but I'll try that.
I ended up browning the legs under the broiler, deboning, then slow cooker with veggies and spices. It made a good soup!
It's illegal to waste game meat up here so I won't just toss them, now I have 2 recipes to enjoy them
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:22 PM
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Man, that all looks real good! Now I'm hungry
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:33 PM
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Hey big guy! When's supper? Your smoker is a heavenly vision.
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