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Monday, July 29, 2013

More Hot Tub Hens ....and Tater Corn Cakes

I love game hens and the Big Poppa Smoker drum is a poultry cookin' son of a gun. The two were made for each other. :)

I let the birds soak for two hours in a mixture of water, turbinado sugar, kosher salt, leeks, garlic, black pepper corns and dried cayenne peppers.

Rubbed the hens with butter, (under the skin too), then sprinkled with Big Poppa Little Louie's Seasoned Garlic Salt.

Into the drum at 325F..

while the birds cooked I made a batch of tater corn cakes...

I combined chopped onions, leeks, garlic, cooked cubed potatoes (2), about one cup of corn, two eggs, pepper and smoked salt.

Made patties and rolled them in panko.

placed the tatoes into a skillet with melted butter...

I let the tatoes brown in the drum. Added more butter when needed.

The tato corn cakes were pretty tasty!  Crunchy on the outside and tender in the center...

...and the game hens were so moist and tender. Really love them. :)

I'll have to's hard to beat any kind of poultry cooked on the drum.  Chicken, turkey, quail, etc....they come out so moist every time. It's got to be one of my favorites!


LindaG said...

You always make me hungry right after eating. ;-)

Love the personalized grill,too. :-)

Rueben said...

Cowgirl I have truly missed your posts having been tired up for about a year. This one is true to form. Another fantastic post.

Love the menu and that hot tub looks so inviting. Hell I'd just in if I were close enough. Just what I need after being out in the yard all day.

Well now that I've seen this it's time to fix up something to eat. Adios!!!

langela said...

I shouldn't be salivating this much so early in the morning! LOVE that first photo. Very funny! I may have to try those corn cakes. They look delicious.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Linda! :)
I'm really enjoying that grill, it's heavy duty and easy to keep clean.
It's kind of funny... some of my pics have shown up elsewhere and the ones who took them were claiming the cook as their own. With the "cowgirl" on the grill they can't do that. :)

Hope you are having a great week!

cowgirl said...

Rueben it's great to see you back! Sounds like you had a nice vacation. :)
I'm looking forward to seeing what all you cook up. I've missed ya! Thanks for stopping by!

cowgirl said...

:) langela thanks! :)
Hope you are having a great week too!

Tango Joe said...

Sure looks like those hens were enjoying that hot tub! Great cook there for sure, and those corn cakes are something I need to try real soon. Great post.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Joe! Your raspberry poppers looked so tasty, I've got to try them sometime. Hope you have a nice week!

Chris said...

I have got to try those corn cakes, I haven't tried one with potato in it before but that makes a great filler, I think.

GmdGeek said...

Love reading your blog!! I get hungry every time.

Question - love your custom made Cowgirl grill - may I ask who made it? I would love to get one for Dive Pigs BBQ!


cowgirl said...

Thanks Chris! I like the tater corn combo. :)

cowgirl said...

Gerry thanks!! :)
Matt at Meyer Metal Works in Kansas made the custom grate. There is a link to his site on the right side of my blog page under "Friends".. His site is about 1/3 of the way down the list.
I'm really happy with the grate, it's heavy duty and easy to clean.
Thanks for stopping by Gerry, and thanks for the kind comment. Hope you have a great weekend! :)