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Roasted turkey thighs

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Roasted turkey thighs are a fantastic alternative to cooking a whole bird because the meat dries out a lot less quickly than turkey breasts. They're perfect for a Thanksgiving for two or even for a small group.

I keep my roasted turkey thighs simple - only sage, butter, salt & pepper. You can really go all out, though!

Two turkey thighs can normally overstuff two folks, or feed four people well if there are lots of sides. :D
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • turkey thighs
  • salted butter - 2-3 tablespoons
  • fresh sage
  • salt & pepper

You'll also want a probe thermometer and a lipped baking sheet - I'm using a 13x9 size. Don't use a deep cake pan - the thighs won't crisp up as nicely.

We'll be roasting the thighs at 350 F.

Step 2: Seasoning and stuffing

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Liberally season the turkey thighs with salt & pepper and rub it all over.

Now, we're going to find a way under the skin. Feel with your fingers around the cut edges of the thighs until you come to an area where you can work your fingers under the skin. Continue to push your hand under the skin, separating it from the muscle underneath. This will create a little pocket!

Add 2-3 leaves of sage and a tablespoon or so or butter under the skin and then press it back into place.
supereric made it!7 months ago

Made this, and it came out great. Added some potatoes, carrots, onions, and fennel. Dee-lish.

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trgz10 months ago
I have a turkey thigh in the freezer and some sage in the garden - going to give this a go
trgz10 months ago
I have a turkey thigh in the freezer and some sage in the garden - going to give this a go