Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Smoked Turkey Legs and Mashed Potatoes!

    Hi, I hope everybody is doing well. I recently smoked some turkey legs and potatoes. I had been wanting to smoke turkey legs and found some on sale one day. I froze them until I had time to smoke them  and then thawed them in the fridge. The seasonings were kept simple, salt, pepper, and paprika. The legs were smoked for about 2 and a half to 3 hours at 300 degrees. The ends were foiled about half way through cooking to keep them from getting burnt. 
      We have come to love smoked mashed potatoes lately. This time I made the potatoes in two batches. I have made them again since all in one batch. When I made them with the turkey legs, I did them 4 at a time on the BBQ Vegetable Rack. Then half way through, I wrapped the first batch in foil to stay warm and soften more. Once they were nice and soft and dinner was almost ready it was time to mash. All the potatoes went in a bowl with butter, salt, and pepper. I mashed them a little before adding a splash of milk. I mashed them until they were a consistency I liked. The butter and milk amounts are really personal preference. I kept all the skins on, but you could certainly peel them after smoking if you like.  

Turkey legs and potatoes smoking.

After foiling the legs

Finished product

     The whole meal was great. The turkey legs had the right balance of spice, smoke, and turkey flavor. The skin was crispy and the meat tender. I dipped some of my turkey in Big Butz Cranberry BBQ sauce. The potatoes had nice mild smokey flavor and were very tasty. I gave my bone to my daughter when I was done with it. She enjoyed posing for pictures with it. 

Isabella posing with the turkey leg.

      We loved the turkey legs so much that we already have more in the freezer ready to smoke. We definitely will be making them again. Have you ever enjoyed a smoked turkey leg? Feel free to leave me a comment and share this post with your friends. Have a great week and happy grillin'. 

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