This came about really as an accident/joke. We were planning a cook day to make a few things for this blog on a very rare free Saturday afternoon. I was walking through the grocery store looking for some chicken pieces to try something new when these giant turkey legs jumped out at me. Well I’ve never done THESE before…I gotta try it.
The joke part of it is just how funny I think it is watching people eat a massive leg of meat at theme parks. We have a Six-Flags in the St. Louis area and I always chuckle when I see people walking around on a hot and humid summer day, gnawing on a huge turkey leg. I just think it’s funny. So I wanted to make one. I like funny, tasty stuff.
I decided to smoke them for awhile using a creative and amazing product from Backyard Provisions. These smoking blocks are SO COOL. They have baskets of herbs and spices in the middle that fill your grill and backyard with delicious aromas and flavors. The one I used was Onions have Layers. It certainly didn’t disappoint. I was thrilled with the flavors the mix of wood and additional flavors provided.
After a little basic brine, simple spices and unique smoking flavors, this random joke became quite the tasty treat! This is a super easy and fun recipe to try sometime when you have a little extra time and just want to gnaw on a large piece of meat.