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Sweet Potato Hens


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Ingredients You'll Need

2 C hot mashed sweet potatoes
4 T chopped onion
1 C soft bread crumbs
1 C cooked loose sweet sausage
2 T fat from sausage - or butter
4 Cornish Hens
salt and pepper
3/4 C Butter
2 tsp dried Thyme
3 cloves crushed and mashed garlic
1 T fresh mashed ginger
2 t dark brown sugar


Directions

Mix butter, thyme and garlic till smooth.


Rinse hens. Sprinkle inside with salt and pepper, stuff with potato filling. Rub outer skin with 1/4 of the butter mixture.


Bake - 375 -- about an hour (depends on size)


Baste every 15 minutes with butter, using all by the time hens are cooked.


Deglaze pan with 1/3 cup white wine, spoon over hens


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