It’s almost Thanksgiving and this recipe would be perfect for those who don’t want to cook up a whole turkey for hours. In fact, you might try this recipe for a whole turkey and let me know how it turns out. As a matter fact, I’m quite a sissy in terms of cooking an entire turkey. It might be because the size of the bird and the amount of labor required to cook it. Anyway, let’s see what I did to prepare these turkey legs. 🙂
6 free range turkey drumsticks
1-2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp black pepper powder
1-2 Tbsp garlic powder
1-2 tsp dried rosemary
1-2 tsp dried thyme
1-2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried sage
1 garlic bulb
1. Mix the herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley and sage) and ground them in your mini food processor. I like the herb mixture to be grounded a bit for even marinating. Mix the grounded herb mixture with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
2. Wash and pat dry the turkey drumsticks with paper towel
**NOTE: I usually steam any bone-in meat for about 15 minutes prior baking/roasting to raise the internal temperature to room temperature so I don’t have to leave the meat on my countertop for an hour***
5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on top of your foil lined baking sheet. Line the turkey drumsticks on top of the baking rack. Bake for about 1-1 1/2 hour or depending on your oven type. I used a countertop oven so it might take a little longer than the big one. Turn them over halfway through.