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I've gone all posh and pompous and got myself a guinea fowl................

(6 Posts)
shinyshoes Tue 16-Sep-08 11:19:19

Don't know what I was thinking of, but I picked it up in Tesco. How do I cook it and what do I serve it with, do I slow cook it in the slow cooker like a casserole or roast it with potatoes?

HELP. blush

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 11:20:51

You can roast it or casserole it whatever you want

Overmydeadbody Tue 16-Sep-08 11:28:47

hang on, let me dust of my mighty reference book and have a shufti...

Overmydeadbody Tue 16-Sep-08 11:36:11

According to The joy of Cooking, you can roast it, covered in strips of thin bacon and with the cavity stuffed with stuffing, at 180°C for one hour breast down, then turn it breast side upp and roast for another hour, basting every half an hour.

This seems an awfully long time to me hmm, I'd be inclined to just treat it like a chicken and keep checking if it is cooked by the juices running clear.

shinyshoes Tue 16-Sep-08 11:38:17

It does seem like a long time for a bird that looks as though its very malnourished, it hardly has any meat shock

Thanks for looking it up I appreciate it, will treat it like a chicken.

Overmydeadbody Tue 16-Sep-08 11:47:04

The book was published in 1931 (I inherited it from my Grandmother) perhaps the birds where fatter and bigger in those days?hmmgrin

It does say you can treat any bird like you would a chicken though.

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