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Turkey Legs on the Big Green Egg Tonight

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m getting pretty excited! It is by far my favorite holiday. It’s Sunday night, and I’ve done all of my shopping. I’m sure I will need to go back to the store one more time, but I’m ready. I’ll be dry brining two turkeys tomorrow night – that takes three days.  I’m working Monday and Tuesday, then I pick my mom up at the airport on Tuesday night, and Thanksgiving officially begins.

But why not start a little early?  I saw Turkey Legs on sale at the store, so I bought a package of three, and started dreaming about Turkey Legs, Renaissance Fairs, Disneyland, and the Arkansas State Fair.  Caveman Pops!  So good!  I seasoned them with some of my Arkibu Rub last night.  I fired up the the Big Green Egg around 4:00 in the afternoon.

Dawson and I played a few games of ping pong in the light mist.  He’s getting better, but I can still take him.  That was how it was with Ryan for a long time, now I can beat Ryan 2 out of 10 times if I’m lucky.

The legs went on the Egg at 5:00.  I smoked them at 300 degrees (just the charcoal – no wood chips) until they hit an internal temp around 175 to 180.  A little over an hour later, they were ready to go!

I took them inside, and glazed them with what I thought was a decent amount of honey, then put them on my hot gas grill, directly over flame.  I turned them a few times, and took them off when they were good and charred!  They looked Disneyland/Renaissance worthy!

I wrapped them up in foil, unwrapped them at dinner time, and Dawson and I dined like fortunate Cavemen tonight.  Uggh!  Next time, I’ll honey them up even more!  I’ll upload the recipe soon.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  It’s already started in our house!

Mike

 

 

 

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Author: Mike