Roasted Cornish Game Hens
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 away. We then cook them on a hot baking sheet to jump-start the browning process. Then we flip them over and set them under the broiler to finish the job. To season them inside and out, we give them a light coating of kosher salt on their undersides.