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Mar 1, 2013 04:48 PM

Cornish hens

Love these little guys! How do you prepare them?

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  1. Last time I cooked them, I deep fried. ~~ Salt well, and drop whole into hot peanut oil. When they bob around on top, scoop them out. Enjoy!!

    Edit: If ya do this, make sure they are completely dry before frying.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Uncle Bob

      Brilliant! What do you think about flourin' 'em first?

      1. re: MGZ

        No flour. Think frying a turkey for ideas...


        1. re: Uncle Bob

          I did. I was just thinking how cool it might be to make 'em chicken fried. Think Blues Brothers - "And the short one wants four whole fried chickens and a Coke".

          1. re: MGZ

            Served with a side of dry white toast

      2. I just stuff and roast. Boring but yummy

        1. Rub with current seasoning mix and broil.

          Stuff full of whole garlic cloves and ginseng, pin the opening closed, and make soup.

          1. Season inside and out with S&P, Italian Seasoning and garlic powder. Drizzle with olive oil and into a 350 degree oven for whatever the wrapper says, an hour or 1.25 hrs., I think. Really, really good!!!!

            1. Butterfly (aka spatchcock, lots of videos on youtube), stuff tapenade under the skin (all over), rub with olive oil and a good squirt of lemon juice and roast at 475 or 500 until crispy, about 25 minutes.

              Butterfly, season as desired, grill over direct medium heat, about 8 to 12 minutes per side. I was deeply skeptical about this but it came out fabulous.

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              1. re: GretchenS

                +1 on the spatchcock, grill or oven.