Pat's Deep-Fried Cornish Game Hens

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


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

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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