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Cornish Hens

bamafan62bamafan62 Posts: 137
edited February 2012 in Poultry
Hello,

Any information on cooking on Egg would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Phil

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,961
    edited February 2012

    This is off the Mini. 375/400 direct with the Woo on. Can be the same on a Large just raised. I use Cluck & Squeel or Butt Rub. (hit pic's to make larger). I do like the 24oz  over the 18 oz birds.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,554
    Cook it just like you would a spatchcock chicken, or if you want to go Beer Can Chicken route, use a small juice can.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,961
    Griffin note that last picture. I just got an iPad for Christmas and found an app that will do all kinds of stuff to a picture. Would work real good for you on your blog.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,554

    Thanks, Mickey, but I don't have an iPad. You can do similar things with photobucket (which is what I use) if you go to edit and then decorate. You spelled sheekan wrong, though. LOL image

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,961

    Thanks, used PB for years and never saw that...... and that damn spellcheck is just not working.....

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Thank you for the information.  These "birds" are 20 oz.  I have the 9 1/2 inch mini.  I will have to try the cook on my large BGE.  Please tell me again how to raise the grid.  I forgot ;=(.  I have never had a cornish hen before.  Are they good to eat?  Do you brine the bird.

    Thank you very much for all your help!

    Phil
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,961
    edited February 2012

    No, I do not brine any birds. To raise the grid use foil wrapped bricks is the easy/fast way. Call Tom when you get ready for an Adj Rig: ceramicgrillstore.com

     

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,554

    Cornish game hens are great. I think at one time there might have been a particular bird that was used, but now I think its just younger chickens that haven't gotten as big. I could be totally wrong, it's happened before, once.... :))

    Come to think of it....I'm not sure I've ever cooked one on my Egg. It's been awhile since I cooked one at all. need to change that.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    Dang things are too pricey here in my neck of the woods ..... :-O
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,528
    Another vote for eating the hens.  I use to rotisserie them on the gas grill; they be very good on the BGE.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I smoked cornish hens once, came out fantastic.  Used a Dizzy rub (can't remember which).  They are small enough where the skin will get crispy from smoking.  
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