Roasted Cornish Game Hens

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2014

Getting crispy skin on a roast bird that spends an hour in the oven is challenging enough. What do you do with one that cooks in just 20 minutes?

SERVES4

TIME55 minutes, plus 4 hours brining

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

In order to achieve crispy skin on our roasted Cornish game hens in the short period of time they spend in the oven, we give them a rub with baking powder and salt, air-dry them overnight, and poke holes in the skin to allow fat to drain aw...

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