Cooking Turkey Legs and boneless Turkey breast in an electric roaster

Just two people for Thanksgiving. One wants to eat healthy ( I bought a boneless Turkey Breast at Whole Foods) and the other wants Turkey legs (also from Whole Foods). My oven is broken so I just purchased an electric roaster but have never used one and am new to cooking in general. I'd appreciate any guidance in terms of how to use the electric roaster to cook both these items. There is plenty of information out there on how to good an entire Turkey in an electric roaster, but not just parts. Thank you.

brvid
  • Posted by: brvid
  • November 23, 2020
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Emma L. November 23, 2020
Hey there, thanks for checking in! I've actually never used an electric roaster before (!)—but curious to hear if other community members are familiar with this appliance. If you'd like to cook both the breast and legs at the same time, I'd recommend brining in advance (could just be salt), and cooking low-and-slow, so you have more insurance against overcooking. Here are a few resources from our site that share more info on both of these turkey parts, which will hopefully come in handy for adapting to the electric roaster. Happy Thanksgiving!

https://food52.com/blog/25692-how-to-cook-a-turkey-breast
https://food52.com/recipes/19453-thanksgiving-osso-buco
https://food52.com/recipes/74224-paul-virant-s-make-ahead-roasted-turkey-with-smothered-gravy
 
brvid November 23, 2020
Thanks for the prompt reply. I will check out the links you suggest. If anyone reading has experience with electric roasters I'd appreciate hearing from you as well.
 
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