Cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving can be a little daunting and in some cases rather wasteful, so why not try turkey legs instead. These Sage Buttered Roasted Turkey Legs are a treat to the tastebuds. No need to calculate weight per serving, one leg person.
You may have some members of your family that prefer the dark meat of the turkey. If that is the case, buy a smaller turkey and add some Sage Buttered Roasted Turkey Legs to avoid a scrap at the dinner table.
This recipe is so easy to create. You simply add some chopped sage, garlic granules, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to some butter then slather it under and over the skin of each turkey leg.
The aroma that emanates from the oven while this dish is cooking is wonderful. Oh my the scent will make you salivate. Do not start cooking this dish when there are folks present that are not invited to share it. Trust me, you will not be able to get rid of them if you do.
While the turkey legs are roasting, the juices and butter will drop to the bottom of the pan. Don’t worry this mixture of flavors will not be lost. The pan is deglazed with chicken stock, then finished off with white miso and fresh sage. The result is a delicious gravy and the perfect partner for these wonderful Sage Buttered Roast Turkey Legs.
Each turkey leg has a very large bone and some pretty sturdy tendons running through the meat. This is usually a bit of a chore for most to navigate around when eating, so I would suggest that you slice off the meat before serving and douse it in gravy. However, the true carnivores in your family might enjoy the presentation of hunk of meat on their plate.