What do do with those wild turkey legs n thighs

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What do do with those wild turkey legs n thighs

Postby DuckinFool » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:01 pm

Turkey legs n dumplins

Boil a pair of wild turkey legs n thighs in a large pot along with 4 or 5 chicken thighs. It will take a few hours for those tough gobbler legs to tender up so you might want to wait a couple of hours to add the chicken thighs. Season liberally with your favorite seasonings. I used black pepper, salt, no salt greek seasoning, 2 bay leaves, ginger, poultry seasoning, and garlic powder. Boil until meat flakes easily from turkey legs. Strain broth and set aside then debone turkey legs and chicken thighs.

Pour broth back into pot and heat to simmer

Dumplins:

2 cups flour
3tbs shortening
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup strained broth

Combine flour and salt (I also like to add black pepper)
Cut the shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two forks
Add the 3/4 cup of broth and work into a soft dough
flatten dough out on a floured surface then roll out thin
cut into desired sized square with pizza cutter
drop into simmering broth and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered stirring occasionally
add turkey/chicken meat stir well then simmer covered for 10 minutes
Remove from heat and get ready for some fine eating. I think the dumplins have more flavor if allowed to sit for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

Enjoy !!! We sure did. :yes: :thumbsup:
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Re: What do do with those wild turkey legs n thighs

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:17 pm

Awesome sounds good! :thumbsup: We make pot pies with 'em as well. awesome! I like to smoke the legs and thighs before making the pies though.
I also like making meat pies with 'em. :yes:
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Re: What do do with those wild turkey legs n thighs

Postby GroundSwatter » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:41 am

last time I shot a turkey, I just boiled them for a couple of hours then added them to gumbo. Your recipe looks great. I bet we could reduce the boil time by quite a bit with a pressure cooker.
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