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Disney World Turkey Legs!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bhelton, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. bhelton

    bhelton Smoke Blower

    Has anyone every tried to smoke turkey legs like Disney World? If you never had them, let me tell you its the best turkey ever. It almost tast like smoked ham.

    Was wondering if anyone had a recipe for smoked turkey legs that come out like the ones in Disney.
  2. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    This is not the first time i have seen someone asking about those, they must be good.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You can also get the same turkey legs at most County Fairs too. Now I think that they are just cured then smoked with some hickory.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

  5. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I don't know about the DW Turkey legs but smoked Turkey legs are actually quite popular at fairs and elsewhere.  When I do them, I prefer to use Turkey Drumettes, the wing drum, if you will.  They don't have that fiber running through, and personally I think they have a tad bit more meat.  Then there's the thighs, another favorite around here.  I like to use "Turkey Two-Step Rub", usually applied no more than four hours before smoking. 
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    If they are (hammy) they have been cured or brined in a cure solution.
  7. cookshack

    cookshack Newbie

    I've never tired the DW turkey legs but the reviews from the you-tube make me want to tray to make them.

    Here's the link to the video.


    I got two hints from the video.

    One, they inject a salt water cure into the legs muscle tissue. They may use just water and Morton Tender Quick. http://www.mortonsalt.com/products/meatcuring/tenderquick.html  

    If the turkey legs are sweet they may use Morton Sugar Cure Plain http://www.mortonsalt.com/products/meatcuring/sugarcure.html  

    They may inject the brine through the top exposed muscle so there's not a bunch of holes in the skin.

    Two, they slow cook in a smoker for six hours. They have the finished product in a hold over oven. The skin appears light. My guess of wood may be apple.

    Has anyone who has tasted one of these legs able to say what kind of wood they used?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010