What is a good recipe for turkey legs and thighs?


Quick Answer

Bon Appetit offers a recipe for braised turkey legs that involves browning turkey drumsticks and thighs and braising them with saut��ed aromatic vegetables, wine and fresh herbs. The recipe takes about five hours to prepare, with about four hours of braising time.

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Season 2 skin-on, bone-in turkey drumsticks and thighs with salt and pepper, then brown in batches in a large heavy pot with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Remove the browned turkey drumsticks and thighs, and set aside. Add 1 medium chopped onion, 2 large chopped leeks, 6 thinly sliced celery stalks and 8 crushed garlic cloves to the pot, and cook for about five to eight minutes until soft. Add 1 1/2 cups of dry white wine, 4 sprigs each of fresh flat-leaf parsley and thyme, and 2 sprigs of sage to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half.

Add the turkey drumsticks and thighs back to the pot with 6 cups of chicken broth. Bring the pot to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for about two to three hours, until the meat is tender and cooked through and the liquid is reduced by 50 percent. Add 8 small halved carrots, and continue to cook for 35 to 45 minutes, until the meat is falling off the bone.

Transfer the turkey and carrots to a platter, and serve alongside the strained sauce. Garnish with chopped chives and parsley.

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