Don’t throw away those legs!!!!

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devolve

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Man! A pair of legs with attached thighs from one I killed Sunday.

Put them whole in a crock pot, completely covered them with chicken broth. Cooked on LOW for 8 hours.
Pulled all the meat out and separated out the fat and garbage. Put the shredded meat on mashed potatoes with a little brown gravy on top. Sooooo good!!
The left overs will go back in the pot with some BBQ sauce and simmered for 20 minutes. Then there will be BBQ sandwiches!
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Swamprat

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Looks great...have made turkey leg dumplings a few times. The BBQ part sounds good. Will have to try that.

Like you put in a crock pot for 7-8 hours.
 

Buckman18

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we also cook ours in a crockpot, and my wife makes ‘turkey salad’ like chicken salad. Your tongue will beat your brains out trying to get some of that.
 

sea trout

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That sounds fantastic with the mashed taters n gravy!!!!

Another good one I've been doing for only a year is crockpot a leg or thigh overnight.
The next day clean to good clean shredded meat.
Look online and google Betty Crocker's buffalo chicken casserole recipe. I follow the instructions to a T except I use the prepped turkey leg instead of chicken and I leave out the bread crumbs. That recipe is a popular favorite for anyone!!!
 
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devolve

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That sounds fantastic with the mashed taters n gravy!!!!

Another good one I've been doing for only a year is crockpot a leg or thigh overnight.
The next day clean to good clean shredded meat.
Look online and google Betty Crocker's buffalo chicken casserole recipe. I follow the instructions to a T except I use the prepped turkey leg instead of chicken and I leave out the bread crumbs. That recipe is a popular favorite for anyone!!!
Googling now......
 

Swamprat

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Thanks all for additional ideas.
 
I have been doing this for years. I always keep the legs, thighs and wings. Cook them in the crock pot. Turkey Gumbo, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey and Dumplins and so on. Matter fact in a lot of stated it is Wanton Waste to only remove the breasts. You legally have to take the Breasts, Thighs, Legs and Wings. It is a hefty fine if you do not. If you are only taking the breasts you are wasting half of the edible meat. I almost like the Legs, thighs and Wings more than the breast.
 

goblr77

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Sounds great. I usually cut the meat into bite sized pieces, sprinkle with everglades seasoning, and cook in a crock pot all day with cream of mushroom and cream of celery soup. Makes a good gravy over rice.
 
I like the cream of mushroom over rice myself.
 

Gaswamp

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we also cook ours in a crockpot, and my wife makes ‘turkey salad’ like chicken salad. Your tongue will beat your brains out trying to get some of that.

share that turkey salad recipe please
 
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