6 Turkey Legs/drumsticks (1 per person)
6 med-large yellow onions (chopped)
10-15 whole garlic cloves
1 tsp. thyme
4 tbsp. parsley
2 cups plain yogurt
3 cups milk
4 tsp. black pepper
4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
6 oz. bag of French Fried Onions
Bread and Butter pickles
Thick sliced Butter Bread
Start by seasoning the turkey legs with 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. black pepper and paprika. Brown the turkey legs on sides and then remove from the pan. Next, place the chopped onions, whole garlic cloves, thyme and parsley inside of the same pan and cook until onions are ‘sweated’. Now place the turkey legs back into the pan. Mix the milk, yogurt, 2 tsp. black pepper and remaining salt. Pour this mixture over the turkey legs and onions. Cover and allow to cook at 300 degrees in a roaster oven for five hours.
After the turkey legs have cooked through, remove from the pan and begin to coarsely shred the meat. Meanwhile reduce the liquid mixture and then add the shredded meat back into the liquid. Allow the meat to thoroughly soak up the liquid. Toast the slices of butter bread and then top with a generous portion of the shredded turkey. Top the turkey with a handful of French fried onions and remaining slice of toasted bread. Serve with a pickle on the side and fries.
I hope you guys enjoy this as much as my family and I enjoyed it. It was really fun to make and even more fun to eat. For those of you who have had the opportunity to taste the real deal please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.