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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.

  1. 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!"


    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. 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 4, 2012 12:09 PM

          Tequila cookies recipe here:


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          1. re: eclecticsynergy
            wyogal Aug 4, 2012 12:11 PM


            1. re: eclecticsynergy
              KSlink Aug 4, 2012 12:18 PM

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

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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.

                  1. re: wyogal
                    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.

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