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#5459358 - 12/05/14 09:19 AM Turkey leg sausage?
BlakeJ Offline
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I always feel guilty about leaving turkey legs, but they're just so dang tough. I was thinking about saving all of them up, deboning, brining, mixing 50/50 with pork, and making some sausage. Thoughts? Does anyone do this? I'm wondering what to season it with.

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#5459395 - 12/05/14 09:30 AM Re: Turkey leg sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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I don't think you need to brine them-that's only to keep them moist if roasting/smoking them. If you want to make sausage, just debone/grind/mix with pork and go, using a standard venison sausage seasoning kit or recipe. Another option would be to season them with poultry seasoning, toss them in a crockpot with some chicken bouillon & water or chicken stock and cook them on low for 4-6 hours. Could do the same thing in the oven, just put them in one of the turkey bags with the chicken stock and go low/slow.
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#5471826 - 12/11/14 04:48 PM Re: Turkey leg sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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I make soup, turkey and dumplings and turkey pot pie with the legs and thighs. Slow simmer for a few hours, debone, dice and use in the above recipes. Or you can pressure cook it for faster results, then use in the recipes.
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#5472595 - 12/12/14 07:19 AM Re: Turkey leg sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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I make turkey sausage gumbo or chili out of mine. Both come out fine.
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#5474490 - 12/13/14 12:28 PM Re: Turkey leg sausage? [Re: BlakeJ]
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Usually use turkey legs in Gumbo or Pot Pie. Pressure cooker gets the meat tender and off the bone quick.
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#5475730 - 12/14/14 10:58 AM Re: Turkey leg sausage? [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I make turkey sausage gumbo or chili out of mine. Both come out fine.


We get a smoked turkey from work. Makes the best gumbo around.
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