Cajun-Fried Cornish Game Hens

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1
    teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4
    (1 1/4 lb) Cornish hens
  • 1 12
    gallons peanut oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine Cajun seasoning and pepper; rub over inside and outside of hens. Tie legs together with one end of a 30-inch string.
  • Place flour in a large heavy duty, zip top plastic bag; add hens, 1 at a time, and shake to coat thoroughly.
  • 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.
  • 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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