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How do you cook pre-smoked turkey legs?

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Pre-smoked turkey legs can be cooked in a conventional oven and even on a grill. The cooking method is actually a reheating process due to the fact that commercially bought pre-smoked turkey legs are already cooked. Simply reheat the legs in a pre-heated 250-degree-Fahrenheit oven.

Since the pre-smoked turkey legs are already cooked, the reheating process should be done in a manner that does not dry out the meat. The way to achieve this is to reheat at a low temperature for a long time while covered or wrapped. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the legs on a baking sheet or cooking dish. Make sure there is a space between the legs to allow for even cooking. Sprinkle with a small amount of water, being careful not to use too much. Cover tightly with foil or the baking-dish lid, and bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately two hours. Cooking times vary, so test using a digital thermometer. The USDA recommends that cooked turkey be reheated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-smoked turkey legs can be cooked on a grill following the same method but by using foil pans and foil wrap. Again, the idea is to cook at a low temperature while wrapped or tightly covered to keep the meat moist and tender.

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