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Roasted Turkey Legs With Ghee

['2 whole bone-in turkey legs (about 5 pounds total) from a 15-17-pound turkey, drumsticks and thighs separated', '2 tablespoons kosher salt', '1 large onion, thinly sliced', '1/2 cup ghee, divided', 'A large roasting pan with a rack']

Toss turkey drumsticks and thighs with salt and place in an airtight container. Chill, covered, 8–24 hours.
Preheat oven to 500°F. Arrange onion in roasting pan and top with rack. Remove turkey from container, pat dry, and transfer to rack, skin side up. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp. ghee.
Roast 15 minutes. Turn pieces and baste with 1 Tbsp. ghee. Roast 15 more minutes, then turn pieces and baste again with 1 Tbsp. ghee. Roast 5 more minutes, baste with 1 Tbsp. ghee, then continue cooking until the thickest part of meat registers 155°F on an instant-read thermometer, 5–10 minutes more. Let rest at least 10 minutes (the internal temperature will rise to 165°F).

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