Pat's Deep-Fried Cornish Game Hens

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


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