Cornish Game Hens With Sauerkraut Recipe


Difficulty LevelBit DifficultHealth IndexAverage


 Cornish game6 (Hens)
 Bacon slices6
 Parsley sprigs2
 Thyme sprig1 Small
 Bay leaf1⁄4
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm)
 Yellow onion1 (Whole)
 Carrot1 , scraped
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sauerkraut1 1⁄2 Pound
 Wine vinegar2 Teaspoon
 Sugar2 Teaspoon
 Breakfast sausages6
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste


Rub Cornish game hens inside and out with salt and pepper.
Place them in deep baking dish with slice of bacon tied over the breast of each.
Tie herbs and garlic in a square of cheesecloth and put them in the dish.
Add onion, carrot, and water.
Bake, uncovered, in preheated very hot oven (500°F.) for 10 minutes.
Lower temperature to moderate (375°F.).
Cover hens with sauerkraut mixed with wine vinegar and sugar.
Bake, covered, for 30 minutes longer.
Meanwhile half-fry sausages.
Place sausages on top of sauerkraut after removing bag of herbs.
Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes longer.