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Humorous Recipe

Enigma3 Aug 1, 2012 10:48 AM

I'm wondering if anyone else likes or has a humorous recipe. I'll start. This is adapted from a recipe I saw in a humor book published in the 1920's. Sorry, I cannot remember the title, but I will always remember this recipe.

Banana Surprise

Take one sweet black overripe banana.
Make a slit in the outer tubing.
Gut the banana.
Stuff with steel wool, sew up tightly and serve scar downwards.

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    wyogal Aug 1, 2012 10:51 AM

    Reminds me of a turkey stuffing recipe from my grandmother's recipe box. I was copying it down, not reading ahead.
    It calls for one turkey, cleaned and washed
    1 lb popcorn
    Put popcorn in the cavity of the bird, put it in the oven.....

    When it blow the a$$ off the turkey, it's done.

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    1. re: wyogal
      Enigma3 Aug 1, 2012 11:35 AM

      Great recipe! A must try.

      1. re: wyogal
        Karl S Aug 4, 2012 12:32 PM

        That was a perennial featured recipe (with a long, drawn out story) on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, that is) in 1970s on the Rambling with Gambling show on WOR-AM New York.

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          eclecticsynergy Aug 5, 2012 09:12 PM

          An industrial strength take on the idea of the pop-up timer, heh heh...

          1. re: wyogal
            MsMaryMc Aug 6, 2012 06:40 PM

            My mother and her sisters traded that one, neatly hand-printed on fancy recipe cards, when I was a kid. None of them used words like that very often (!), so it sent them all into gales of giggles. It still makes me grin to think about it.

          2. eclecticsynergy Aug 4, 2012 12:09 PM

            Tequila cookies recipe here:


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              wyogal Aug 4, 2012 12:11 PM


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                KSlink Aug 4, 2012 12:18 PM

                Best laugh I've had all day, thanks!!!

              2. eclecticsynergy Aug 5, 2012 04:55 PM

                Some very odd recipes listed at this page, including stuffed moose heart, baked cod tongues, seal brain fritters, and Yorkshire (terrier) pudding...


                1. eclecticsynergy Aug 5, 2012 09:15 PM

                  I remember my Dad telling me a story about when he and my aunt were kids. My grandmother would make April Fool's Day pancakes- with gauze in them so they couldn't be cut.

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                  1. re: eclecticsynergy
                    jumpingmonk Aug 6, 2012 05:51 AM

                    Another classic, Mom's Brownies


                  2. MsMaryMc Aug 6, 2012 06:53 PM

                    There are some out there that weren't *meant* to be funny, but...

                    These first ones are mostly just unfortunately photographed, but some are horrifying in other ways (Crusty Salmon Shortcakes, anyone?)


                    Then there's these--as one of them says, "the weirdest food people actually eat!"


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