Guinea Hen "Foresters"

Course : French
Serves: 4
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1 tablespoon butter
1/4 pound salt pork -- diced
12 small white onions
5 pounds ready-to-cook guinea hens -- (2 hens)
1 pound potatoes -- diced
1/2 cup clear chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms -- fresh or canned

Preparation / Directions:

In heatproof casserole, heat butter. Add salt pork and onions, and cook until slightly browned. Remove salt pork and onions and set aside. Add guinea hens to pan. Cook for 10 minutes, or until well browned on all sides. Return onions and salt pork to pan. Add potatoes, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes, or until meat is tender. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat oil. Add mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes. Add mushrooms to guinea hen casserole, just before serving. Serve hot. Recipe Source: THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by Fernande Garvin

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