Spicy Fried Turkey Legs (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Spicy Fried Turkey Legs (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. In a large shallow dish, place the turkey legs and season with the Essence. In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce, Worcestershire, and lemon juice and whisk to combine. Pour mixture over the legs, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oil in the deep fryer to 365 degrees F.
  3. In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder and stir to combine. Roll the turkey legs in the mixture to lightly coat, shaking to remove any excess.
  4. Carefully add the legs to the deep fryer, in batches if necessary. Fry for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until skin is golden brown and meat is completely cooked through. Drain on paper towels. Season with Essence, to taste, and serve hot.
  5. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  6. 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  7. 2 tablespoons salt
  8. 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  9. 1 tablespoon black pepper
  10. 1 tablespoon onion powder
  11. 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  12. 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  13. 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  14. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  15. Yield: 2/3 cup
  16. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch
  17. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
  18. Ranch Dressing:
  19. 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  20. 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  21. 1/3 cup buttermilk
  22. 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  23. 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
  24. 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  25. 1 tablespoon chopped dill leaves
  26. 1 small clove garlic, pressed
  27. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  28. Whisk the yogurt, mayonnaise, and buttermilk together. Stir in the mustard, parsley, chives, dill and garlic. Season with salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to use.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1366.28 Kcal (5720 kJ)
Calories from fat 520.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.83g 89%
Cholesterol 579.36mg 193%
Sodium 1947.03mg 81%
Potassium 2405.04mg 51%
Total Carbs 40.21g 13%
Sugars 1.27g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.93g 8%
Protein 168.42g 337%
Vitamin C 13.7mg 23%
Iron 17.4mg 97%
Calcium 162.9mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 151.58 Kcal (635 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.42g 89%
Cholesterol 64.28mg 193%
Sodium 216.02mg 81%
Potassium 266.83mg 51%
Total Carbs 4.46g 13%
Sugars 0.14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 8%
Protein 18.69g 337%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 23%
Iron 1.9mg 97%
Calcium 18.1mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 31.8
  • 34

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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