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Humorous Recipe

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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  1. 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

        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

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

          1. re: wyogal

            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.

              1. re: eclecticsynergy

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

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

                http://www.astray.com/recipes/?search...

                1. 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. 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?)

                    http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html
                    http://www.ghosttraveller.com/metabol...

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

                    http://www.bertc.com/subfive/recipes/...
                    http://www.ghosttraveller.com/recipes...
                    http://www.wildrecipes.com/