For the life of us, we can’t figure out why people love Disneyland’s smoked turkey legs.
As you may have read before, we posted this link with TONS of pictures, FoodNetwork videos, etc…and yet, we STILL can’t figure out why people like Disneyland’s Smoked Turkey Leg. Maybe it’s a whole piece of meat on a bone for you to eat…gnaw on…wait-I get it now.
So our crews here at QuarryLaneFarms decided to give it a whirl and see if we could replicate it.
And it was satisfying…caveman grunting scratch your balls satisfying.
So we started out with great ingredients thanks to Whole Foods (@WholeFoods).
Started the BGE (Big Green Egg) and kept the temperature at a low 250. Indirect
Heavy dry rub of your choice (we used a Chicago based Cajun seasoning rub-thanks to www.thespicehouse.com).
Constantly checked both leg and wings often.
Total smoke time = about 5 hours. Internal temperature at 165. Pull off and cover x10 minutes to allow carry over (Thanks Alton).
As you can see, a fair amount of dry rub remains on the skin. We were also able to get a little KrisxKross (haha) pattern on the skin.
We also placed a quarter off to the side just so you could get a size comparison.
Insides were extremely juicy…which as you know, is the most important part of a turkey.
Easy enough to shred for other dishes as well.
Top was well seasoned and almost had a carmelized look to it.
Meat separated easily from the bone.
**Note: Instead of a dry rub, we would suggest to brine them 12 hours pre smoking. We found the taste was great on the outer, but not quite as flavorful inside. So a pre-brine will help infuse great flavors consistently throughout.
Either way, success! This was easy. Turkey legs are usually $1.50 each and one leg is more than enough to feed one hungry caveman.
Dare we even say, “So easy, even a caveman can do it” (*groan*).
SO-with a little prep time (Brine yo legs!) you too can have this Disneyland favorite at home.
We’ll put this on our menu too…along with our Brontosaurus burgers, Bedrock Ribs, and Terydactyl wings.
Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms