Pat's Deep-Fried Cornish Game Hens

Pat's Deep-Fried Cornish Game Hens
Photo by Ben Fink


  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme sprigs
  • 6 1 1/2-pound Cornish game hens
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
    • 3 quarts buttermilk
    • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Whisk together the first six ingredients in a small bowl. Set half of this mixture aside. Divide the remaining seasoning mixture between two large mixing bowls, and pour the buttermilk evenly between the two bowls, whisking to combine. Put half of the onion and thyme in each bowl. Place three g...

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