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Cajun-Fried Cornish Game Hens

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“These will appeal to you if you are a fan of crisp fried chicken. They are quick fried in peanut oil.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (1 1/4 lb) Cornish hens
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 12 gallons peanut oil


  1. Combine Cajun seasoning and pepper; rub over inside and outside of hens. Tie legs together with one end of a 30-inch string.
  2. Place flour in a large heavy duty, zip top plastic bag; add hens, 1 at a time, and shake to coat thoroughly.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 4 inches into a deep pot of a propane cooker; heat to 350°F carefully lower hens into hot oil, using string.
  4. Fry 18-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 180°F remove hens from oil, and drain on paper towels; remove string before serving.

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