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Cornish Hens -- Why So Expensive?

Other than a perfectly cooked Porterhouse it's one of my favorite proteins in a meal.

Why do they cost so fucking much? Has it always been this way?

by Anonymousreply 3205/22/2020

They are just small chickens, You can probably get them fairly cheaply in Aldi.

Guinea Fowl tastes much better. No fucking idea where you can buy it in the US though.

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by Anonymousreply 111/27/2019

"Guinea Fowl tastes much better. No fucking idea where you can buy it in the US though."

Little Italy?

by Anonymousreply 211/27/2019

Are they really that expensive? I never paid attention to the prices of them, but I've seen them for sale at discount grocery stores like Save-A-Lot, in the frozen section.

by Anonymousreply 311/27/2019

The most underwhelming thread of 2019. It just had to roll in at the last minute.

by Anonymousreply 411/28/2019

All they iz iz sick chickens!

by Anonymousreply 511/28/2019

Because of the area where you're purchasing them.

by Anonymousreply 611/28/2019

OP, they're usually very cheap. Where are you located?

by Anonymousreply 711/28/2019

Why not try quail? Or ortolan?

by Anonymousreply 811/28/2019

Try squab.

by Anonymousreply 911/28/2019

I'm in Los Angeles.

I didn't try Costco, they are probably affordable there.

by Anonymousreply 1011/28/2019

Go for pigeon pie. It was eaten at Thanksgiving before the late 18th c.

by Anonymousreply 1111/28/2019

I meant late 1800s^

by Anonymousreply 1211/28/2019

The do have them at Aldi for cheap. When I was a kid mom use to buy them with “parts missing” which made them extra affordable. I’m not sure how the poor little birds had lost their parts.

by Anonymousreply 1311/28/2019

In my country I can't even find them. Consider yourself fucking lucky you can even get them OP.

by Anonymousreply 1411/28/2019

I don’t get why they’re so special; too much work for tinymeat.

by Anonymousreply 1511/28/2019

Love the flavor.

by Anonymousreply 1611/28/2019

[15] it’s not the size of the meat, it’s how you use it.

by Anonymousreply 1711/28/2019

R16, but are they dark meat or white meat?

by Anonymousreply 1811/30/2019

[quote]...it's one of my favorite proteins...

NEVER use this in a sentence that doesn't involve cocksucking.

by Anonymousreply 1911/30/2019

sam's club $19.99 for 4 pack, now on sale $17.99 or maybe even less

by Anonymousreply 2011/30/2019

They have to be flown in from Cornwall

by Anonymousreply 2111/30/2019

[quote]They have to be flown in from Cornwall

... where the Duchess hatches them herself.

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by Anonymousreply 2211/30/2019

A pack of 2 is like $6 where I live. Hardly a bank breaker.

by Anonymousreply 2311/30/2019

Quit being "extra".....buy a god damned chicken, like a normal person.

by Anonymousreply 2411/30/2019

Cue the frau who is furiously typing away her recipe for crock pot cornish game hens...

by Anonymousreply 2511/30/2019

Shit, it's the truth

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by Anonymousreply 2611/30/2019

They're not expensive, but I find them greasy and only tried them a couple of times.

by Anonymousreply 2711/30/2019

We call them maizeish game hens

by Anonymousreply 2811/30/2019

twink chickens ain't cheap, honey

by Anonymousreply 2911/30/2019

this is a troll

by Anonymousreply 3005/22/2020

Two words, OP:

Banzai chickens.

by Anonymousreply 3105/22/2020

What I don't understand is why they take longer to roast than a full size chicken! But I love that little teeny tiny wishbone.

by Anonymousreply 3205/22/2020
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