Showing a Little Leg

We just thought this was so scrummy, it deserved to be re blogged!

Cooking in Sens


Cornish game hens are not game birds but hybrid chickens.  Although I grew up eating these birds, I didn’t know that until today!  Never too old.


So I guess that’s why I immediately liked the French poussin; just another little chicken.


Haphazard in Honesdale, I sprinkled the hens with salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika and browned them in olive oil and butter.  A really large onion caught my eye, so I sliced it and some of the garlic cloves sitting next to it.  Other things happened and I ended up with Cornish game hens smothered in onions with mashed potatoes.


Cornish Game Hens Smothered in Onions

2 Cornish game hens, spatchcocked


Black pepper

Garlic powder

Smoked paprika

1-2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

1 enormous onion, sliced

3-4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1/2 cup sherry

Season the hens with the salt, pepper, garlic…

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