The World's Worst Recipe??

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  1. Craig S

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    At work they are compiling a cookbook for charity. The submitted recipes are up on an internal web site for perusal. A friend found one she couldn't believe. I Googled it and it's all over the 'net. So I present for your lunchtime reading & viewing pleasure:

    Kitty Litter Cake

    I dunno, even knowing it's made of perfectly benign ingredients I don't think I could bring myself to munch down on this delicacy.

    Anybody out there made or consumed Kitty Litter Cake? Any other candidates for World's Worst Recipe??
     
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    From the recipe, the "litter" is crumbled up white cookies, some of which is dyed green with food coloring.
    This would be something kids would love since their sole goal in life is to eat things that gross out their parents ;-)

    But I agree, sounds absolutely icky.
     
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    It sounds similar to the "Worms and Dirt" dessert. It's really fun for kids.
     
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    Just to keep my posting average in food-related threads up, I’ll supply a recipe. But first I have to say, that there is not too much that I would not try—most certainty that cake would not be on my short list of banned items.

    The following is taken from Extreme Cuisine by Jerry Hopkins, with a forward by Anthony Bourdain:

    Deep Fried Field Rat (Thailand)
    •4 mature rats or 8 small rats
    •2 tablespoons salt
    •½ teaspoon pepper
    •10–15 garlic cloves

    First catch or trap the rats. Then gut and skin them. Crush garlic and mix with salt and pepper in mortar and pestle until it is a paste (my note, less authentic, but easier would be to use a food processor), spread on meat and let dry in direct sunlight (about 6–8 hours, but don’t forget this is SE Asian sunlight).

    Deep fry in vegetable oil until crispy and golden in color and serve with sticky rice. You can offer a sweet-sour sauce, fish sauce and/or a hot chili paste as condiments. Perhaps some raw vegetables served as a side.
     
  5. Craig S

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    Actually, Lew, I think I would be much more likely to sampled your fried rats (especially with a hot chili paste, yum!) than the litter cake. The problem is the cake just looks TOO darned authentic!! [​IMG]
     
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    There's a recipe called broken glass made with jello that's pretty good.
     
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    Now I would eat that skull cake, no problem. Looks yummy.
     
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    I don't see how the cake is any worse than the old dog shit casserole.
     
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    Never made the cake, but did make a Cat Litter Casserole for an office party once. Wasn't really much of a casserole, basically just appropriately shaped meatballs scattered through a bed of rice.

    Everyone agreed it looked very realistic. [​IMG]
     
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    And you guys have the nerve to complain about Brit food ... [​IMG]

    I used to be friends with a guy who could concoct truly awful meals but thought he was a great innovative chef. My all-time 'favourite' has to be his Cadbury stew (in case you don't know, Cadbury's is the equivalent of Hershey's in the UK). He'd read about Mexican dishes where chocolate was used in savoury dishes, and figured that he could better it. So he made a chicken casserole with a (watery) tomato sauce and then at the last minute added a large bar of fruit and nut chocolate. The chocolate hadn't even melted when he served it. To add insult to injury, the chicken hadn't been properly cooked and we all got food poisoning.

    After that, kitty crap cake looks positively enticing.
     
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    Oh I don't know, "Spotted Dick", "Toad In The Hole"... [​IMG]

    And don't forget that Glaswegian favourite, deep-fried Mars bar. And IIRC Anthony Bourdain's show featured (along with said Mars bar) deep-fried pizza slice and various other deep-fried items. All truly artery clogging... [​IMG]
     
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    I am not from Thailand, but catching and roasting field rats with the gang was a lot of fun growing up.

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    In the US, Cadbury is well-known for their delicious, delicious Eggs and their funny commercials for other animals (like a lion) replacing the Easter Bunny.
     
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    Love the Cadbury Creme Egg. [​IMG]
     
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    Most of the the Cadbury's chocolate in the US is actually made by Hershey's. So no problem with the recent recall (UK) of Cabury's salmonella bars!

    Except for the US stores that sell imported Cadbury's chocolate (British food stores, World Market, etc.) I wonder if the recall reached them?
     
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    I was once making a spicy ground-beef dish and mistakenly grabbed the cinnamon when I meant to grab the cayenne pepper. I quickly caught the mistake (and hadn't added very much since a little cayenne goes a long way) and the dish actually turned out quite good, the cinnamon providing a nice contrast to the dominant savory/spicy flavors. I can see where chocolate (in the right form and in moderation) might do the same. But I'd steer clear of unmelted chocolate and raw chicken. [​IMG]

    Regards,

    Joe
     

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