BDSkelly ~ Mini Disney Legs!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Its less than 2 weeks till Christmas... Where did the time go?  We will all be planning menus soon.

    One of the things I wanted to "test"   as a snack or appetizer was cured and smoked chicken legs.  The family is a big fan of those turkey legs at Disney World.  Much too big for a snack...  But if I used chicken legs....  So, I thought why not try to make em smaller?


    The first thing I did was simmer some pickling  spices on the stove..  Then an important step is to let it cool to room temperature. Mixing hot liquid to cure #1 will kill the curing process. 


    I then mix Pops curing brine according to the instruction here.  

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/110799/pops6927s-wet-curing-brine

    I use half the salt and my cure always turn out plenty salty. I also low carb it with scurrilous.


    Ya know whats amazing?  I'll tell ya,  Its amazing that you can buy this many chicken legs for 8 bucks. That is amazing to me.


    I plop them into the curing brine.  They will soak it up in the garage fridge for 24 hours. 


    More later! 

    b

    The final legs.  Worked out great! 

     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm in for this one! Chicken legs are always good, but these should be great!
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Drums are one of my favorites. Leftovers make great lunch options during the work week. I may have to pick some up!
     
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Buzz.  I think they will be good.   Was going to smoke a brisket tomorrow.  Rain in the forecast... So decided on this. b
     
  5. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds cool keep us posted
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just knew you were a leg man Case! b
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2015
  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Will do... b
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds awesome Brian....

    :popcorn :cheers:
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Justin   We will see how they turn out tomorrow. b
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Following along. I love legs and quarters.
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Me too Adam.  b
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup, yup, yup..... a leg man you are....

    You realized they stole one of your legs?? Or that one chicken must have walked around in circles a lot.

    Family commin tomorrow I hope.

    I bet they turn out great!
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just noticed the odd number of legs.  You're like rain man.  How many toothpicks are on the floor?  

    Where ya been?
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    246 with 4 left in the box....... yes, yes... 246 toothpicks and 27 legs. if each chicken had 3 legs it would be 9 chickens. yes yes 9 chickens. and 246 toothpicks.

    My computer is hosed.... I am fairly literate and can't fix it. I understand that MS understands the problem but has no fix at the current time. I hate when I jump out there and install new software when it first comes out. After way too many years and way too many new OS's You'd think I would learn. AND its about to be bacon sausage andouille and ham season....... AND NO PICTURES!!
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ah man... This could be serious. You're  much more than "fairly" literate.... 
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2015
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would rather buy slicing and sealing tools than my first store bought computer. I don't get yearly bonuses any more. <Chuckles>
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One little gift to myself...  The rest goes into the "Brian wants to retire early fund... " 

     
  18. A little late, gunna be good, I really like the flavor the curing adds,   Rain, Rain, Rain

    Gary
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah... It started here last night Gary.  High winds too.  But have since died down.  I'll be under the back porch with the MES today. I really wanted to try a brisket on that new smoker.  But I just didn't want to fight the rain... 
     
  20. We had a lot of wind too, front yard is completely covered in pine needles Still raining here  just emptied my rain gauge it was showing 5 in.

    Gary
     

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