Turkey drumsticks make wonderful barbecue, so go on, give it a try. You will like it.

Turkey Drumstick Barbecue
Recipe type: Poultry
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 turkey drumsticks (about 1 pound ea); rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 Cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 4 soft Kaiser rolls; warmed
  1. Combine cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in small dish. Rub spice mix into drumsticks. Place in baking dish lined with foil.
  2. Roast drumsticks, uncovered, at 375 degrees, turning them every 15 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear when pierced with tip of sharp paring knife, about 55 minutes. Generously brush 1/4 Cup barbecue sauce over drumsticks. Roast 10 minutes more.
  3. Remove meat from bones, discarding tendons and skin. Put meat in bowl. Heat remaining barbecue sauce then toss with meat. Divide evenly on buns; serve warm.
This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 322 calories; 1,050 mg sodium; 72 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 38 grams carbohydrates; 26 grams protein; 0.20 gram fiber.

Comments: If you prefer, you can eat these drumsticks whole, rather than make sandwiches.

NOTES : Recipe from Abby Mandel who is author of "Celebrating the Midwestern Table" (Doubleday & Co., 1996)

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