My brother-in-law has been begging me to figure this one out since I first started smoking.
Having never tried them myself I have no clue what they taste like but he said they have a certain sweetness to them.
I found a recipe once that claimed it was similar but when he tried them he said it wasn't even close so if anyone knows I would love to try them out.
5 tsp. of liquid smoke? The blasphemy! I wonder if that is what they really do, I always understood that they were actually smoked, though I guess you could cure them properly and omit the liquid poop and just smoke 'em on up.
Most of the meat cure recipes on Morton's site call for liquid smoke but I know those you just leave it out and smoke them up.
Though looking back at the recipe, it says 1 cup of TQ, that seems like an awful, awful lot of tender quick to use.
In my search I ran across an article that stated each leg has twice the reccommended daily amount of salt in a single leg.
Also although most people think the disney legs are healthy for you they have about 1150 calories each plus quite a bit of fat in the skin.
I found an article that says they aren't smoked either and that Disney buys them pre-cooked and all they have to do is heat them up. It said they are probably cured and baked and not smoked as well, hence the hammy texture n flavor. We gotta come up with a close clone.
Personally I'm not a fan of anything Disney, hence have not had their turkey legs. When I do smoke them I get the biggest ones I can. Last ones were about 1 3/4 pounds a piece. I will brine them in a simple solution of water, salt and brown sugar for up to 12 hours. Last smoke I actually did them with the 3-2-1 method and they were great.