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Alton Brown's Spatchcocked Game Hen Recipe

Alton Brown's Spatchcocked Game Hen
Servings: NA

Saw this on AB's Thanksgiving show. It looks GREAT and I plan to make it this weekend. Just a bit of poultry for a single. And crunchy! 2/2011 Since I generally don't have bricks around my house, I have discovered that two half-gallon bottles of water serve well instead...for 10 pounds.

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Ingredients

  • 1 kosher salt

  • 1/2, NA fresh ground black pepper

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 3 steps you must follow to make Alton Brown's Spatchcocked Game Hen in your home by yourself.

Directions: How to Make Alton Brown's Spatchcocked Game Hen

  1. Preheat a panini press on high.

  2. Place the game hen breast side down on a cutting board. Using scissors or poultry shears, remove the backbone by cutting down each side of it. Flatten the bird (Alton says to make a small slit in the cartilage at the base of the breastbone then grab the bird with both hands on the ribs and open up like a book, facing down towards the cutting board. Remove the keel bone. You may (but don't have to cut small slits in the skin of the bird behind the legs and tuck the drumsticks into them in order to hold them in place. Season on both sides with salt and pepper., Spray both the top and bottom of the panini press with cooking spray and put the hen, skin side up onto the press; spray the skin side with cooking spray and close the lid, and squeeze HARD. Top the press with a brick or two or other heavy weights (10 pounds and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the skin is golden brown.

  3. Allow to rest 3 minutes before serving.

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