Curried Turkey Legs

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“Adopted! I was born and raised in a small village where most of the residesnt depended on their farm animals for their livelyhood. Our meat was mainly pork and chicken with an occasional pound of hamburger boutht at the butcher shop. Young calves were seldom eaten. The were shipped to market for cash. In those days, a young calf would bring about $75 which would buy a lot of school shoes. When I left home and started to work, I ate mainly in restaurants. I soon loved to enjoy the taste of lamb. In later years I was dining in a restaurant in North Africa, when a diner near me who had just ordered leg of lamb queried the waiter, "Did you know that if you fixed a turkey leg in this manner that it would taste just leg of lamb?" "Yes," the waiter replied, "That's what that is." When I was able to find two turkey legs in the bazaar, I bought them and took them back to my apartment and cooked them basically like this recipe. He was right they did taste just like curried log of lamb and at about a quarter of the price. I have been eating them ever since. I am happy to post this recipe because I know every who likes lamb will enjoy it immensely.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown turkey legs in butter; remove from skillet.
  2. Add onion and garlic to skillet.
  3. Cook till onion is tender but not brown.
  4. Return meat to skillet.
  5. Add curry powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, gingerroot, tomatoes, and 1/4 cup water.
  6. Cover; simmer 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, till turkey is tender.
  7. Stir in flour.
  8. Cook and stir till thickened.
  9. Serve with cooked rice tossed with raw grated carrot.
  10. Pass curry condiments.
  11. This recipe cannot be distinguished from curried leg of lamb and is easily adapted to the Crockpot.

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