Sunday, March 8, 2009

Smoked Turkey Leg with Greens

This is a recipe that I adapted from Alton Brown. It's completely simple to make, but you'll need a decent sized stock pot. Basically, I simmered two smoked turkey legs in about a quart of water for 10 minutes. Then, I added about three bunches of chopped collard greens, one bunch of chopped mustard greens, three whole cloves of garlic, one teaspoon of sugar, and a few grinds of black pepper. I simmered the whole lot for 45 minutes, occasionally moving the greens about. I chose to omit the salt due to the saltiness of the turkey legs (think miniature hams).

I served this with a nice helping of smashed red potatoes, and a glass full of the pot liquor (not pictured). The pot liquor is just the flavorful cooking liquid, and is actually not too bad to drink. It's full of nutrients, anyway. Note: one of these gargantuan turkey legs will feed one hungry person or two normal people.