Eva's Savory Turkey Legs

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I had forgotten this simple, tasty, and inexpensive meal my grandmother made until I saw a request for a turkey leg recipe. Thanks for bringing that memory back!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry bread cubes

  • 1 large stalk celery, minced

  • cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground sage

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup hot water

  • 2 turkey legs

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a medium baking sheet.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix the bread, celery, cranberries, walnuts, onion, and garlic. Season with sage, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Stir in the egg and enough hot water to moisten.

  3. Arrange turkey legs on the foil sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the bread mixture around the legs, and dot with butter. Tightly seal the foil around the legs and bread mixture.

  4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the turkey leg meat has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 570mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.