As I’ve mentioned many times, the first step when making turkey is a brine. Why? Because we want juicy turkey. For this brine, I have 1.5 gallons of water, 16 ounces of Bourbon Barrel Porter beer, 4 ounces of maple syrup, 2/3 cup of Kosher salt, ¼ cup of brown sugar and about a teaspoon of rosemary.
Remove the turkey legs from the brine, rinse off the outside to get rid of any excess salt, pat the turkey legs try with some paper towels and then season them with Tennessee Whiskey Gobblin’ Good Turkey Rub.
If you’ve read any of our other articles on making turkey, then you know this is our favorite turkey seasoning. The ingredients include: Spices (Rosemary, thyme, sage & other spices), paprika, Turbanado sugar, kosher salt, lemon peel, garlic, onion, parsley, Jack Daniel’s Black Label Whiskey.
Once your turkey is seasoned, turn on the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less fryer. Place the turkey legs in the basket and cook for about 45 minutes or until the legs reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Please see our How to Make Turkey Legs in the Big Easy Oil-less fryer video below for all of the detailed steps.