Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Recipe #4 - Meat of Feet

It's been about a million years since I posted to my essentially defunct blog. But these pictures were worth preserving longer than a facebook posting.

So here goes - another Halloween recipe to go along with the infamous Kitty Litter Cake (which my family now begs me not to make each year), and my tasty, but messy, Halloween Cake Pops, or the drippy Pumpkin Cake. (Looking back on it, wow is that cake a mess! But it tasted good, and if you used firmer or colder frosting, I'm sure it would come out fine.)

Anyway, on to today's Halloween Recipe.... behold:

Meat of Feet!

To recreate the Meat of Feet you'll need:
  • 2.5 pounds ground beef or turkey (I used a combo since turkey alone can be pretty dry)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • anything else you like to throw into  your meatloaf
  • ketchup or bar-b-que sauce
  • breadsticks
  • cashews, almonds or other nuts
First, mix everything except the ketchup, nuts, and breadsticks together into a large bowl.

Next, reserve about 3/4 of the meat mixture aside, and divide the rest into two equal portions.

Now, shape the portions into feet!

Roughly lay them out in oval shapes on a lightly oiled, foil lined baking sheet, and then mold them till they look like feet! Don't forget the top of the ankle!

Next take the reserved meat mixture, divide it in half again and with each half, roll into 5 individual balls, one slightly larger than the rest. Apply 5 toes to each foot. You just sort of push them against the foot, and they stick.

Now, push the nuts into the tips of each toe for a toenail. Gross isn't it? 
Here they are, both ready to be popped into the oven. Yummy!

Next, brush bar-b-que sauce or ketchup on them to your liking, and pop them in the oven. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

After you take them out of the oven, break a breadstick in half, and shove it into the ankles, so the broken end is pointing up. Dress with ketchup or bar-b-que sauce. 

Voila! Meat of Feet. 

Here's what my daughter thought of it:

Surprisingly most of the family enjoyed it (everyone except the kid above) despite it being served at the exact point during the Rocky Horror Picture Show when Frank-N-Furter and guests sit down to dine on Eddy. :0 

Enjoy! It's a super easy meatloaf recipe, and perfect for a Halloween Potluck, or a quiet family Halloween dinner. :)

Perhaps you could serve these with the Kitty Litter Cake at the same meal? Perhaps if you're having a guest over that you hope never returns to your home? 

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