Smothered Turkey Legs – This dish is a treat and what I love about it besides the creamy gravy, is the flavor of fried turkey and the simplicity of the recipe. A quick dinner that will work its way to your heart!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Muna Kenny
6slicesof turkey legs
1large onion finely chopped
Salt to tasteI used ½ teaspoon salt
All-purpose flour to dredge the turkey legs.
3tablespoonoil to fry the turkey
1tablespoonoil for the gravy
2tablespoonbutter for the gravy
½cupmilkyou can use less or omit if you want the gravy darker in color
Season the turkey with all the spices then dredge in flour. Keep aside.
In a large pan, add 3 tablespoon oil and when hot add the turkey. Fry both sides until golden in color. The idea is not to cook the turkey here but to just give it a crisp outer layer. Remove the turkey from the pan and keep aside.
In the same pan add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
Add both the fried turkey and onion in a baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven of 375F/190C.
In the previous pan, add 2 tablespoon butter and one tablespoon oil, when hot add 5 tablespoon flour and stir until the flour is light brown.
Add two cups of water while stirring, then add ½ cup milk. Add the cooked turkey with the onion to this sauce, cook for 10 minutes on low heat.