Yield 4 Turkey Legs
4 turkey legs
1 tbsp. of virgin coconut oil or olive oil
Parsley and orange slices for garnish on top afterwards
1/2 stick (2 oz.) of pasture-fed butter or ghee, left out to soften
24 fresh sage leaves (or 1 tbsp. of dried sage)
Himalayan pink salt
Optional Ingredients: Oregano, basil & thyme
Step #1: For the sage butter and sage salt, in a toaster oven set very low (150-175 degrees), dry the sage leaves until they are crisp and brittle, 2-3 hours.
Step #2: Crumble them in a small bowl and add an equal part salt. Whip half of this mixture into the butter and reserve the rest. I also like to add in some dried oregano, basil and thyme for more anti-oxidants, aroma and flavor.
Step #3: Roll the herbed butter in parchment paper and place in the freezer.
Step #4: Take the sage butter out of the freezer and cut into coins.
Step #5: While preheating the broiler, make slices in the skin of the turkey legs and place the butter coins in between the skin and the meat.
Step #6: Line a shallow roasting dish with aluminum foil and add the turkey legs. In the pic, we also added orange slices.
Step #7: Rub the legs on both sides with the oil (if using coconut oil, you may have to warm it a little) and the sage and salt and broil for 12-15 minutes on each side, until a crunchy skin forms.
Step #8: Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 30-35 minutes until done. When finished garnish with herbs (parsley in the image above).
***Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.***
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses Main Course
Serving Size 1 turkey leg
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 20 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by DrJockers.com at https://drjockers.com/keto-turkey-legs/