I saw these on sale half price so I thought I would grab them since I normally love turkey and had never cooked it before.
Have seen photos of huge bacon covered drumsticks from the Texas fair in America and really wish I could visit. Maybe next year when the world recovers.
I didn’t know if this was properly cooked or not. I tried to look up recipes, but they all had differing advice, like some say oil, some say butter, so it was confusing for me to know how to actually cook the legs.
I put the turkey legs on the rack in the tray, and covered them with butter and rubbed it in. I regretted doing that afterwards because I had to wash my hands 3 times to remove all the greasiness.
Had preheated the oven to 200c, so cooked meat for 20 mins to make the skin crispy like roast chicken.
Then I turned down to 180c and cooked altogether for about 1 hour 10 mins. Wasn’t sure how much time was left so took legs out and checked with a cake tester. They came out hot and juices ran clear.
Covered with foil left for 10 minutes before serving.
They turned out okay I guess. They were too big for my plates and looked like something from the Flintstones. They had a strange taste and strange colour.
We put them back in the oven for 20 minutes, but I was already done with it. I couldn’t bite into the legs or chew them, I had to use a fork to tear little bits off.
This was so disappointing. I’ve always loved turkey so of course I would want to try to cook it. I don’t even know what went wrong. My partner even didn’t like it so we didn’t finish them.
I was very disappointed because I normally love turkey, but I had to throw these out. I won’t buy these again until I can find a proper recipe.
(c) How not to cook 2020.