If you are looking for a unique recipe for your Halloween dinner then you may want to try your hand at baking up a gruesomely spooky meal of rat.
I cook my rat in a seasoned coating, bake it in the oven, and serve it up all nice and crispy crunchy hot. My meaty rat recipe can also be pretty tasty when it is served up barbecued or skewered like a shish kabob.
Delicious nutritious and just a little stringy on the tail rat is the ideal food to gross out your Halloween guests. If you are looking for a spooky dinner recipe for Halloween then this twisted food just might be it.
You can serve cooked rat to your family, at a Fear Factor party, or for a fancy Halloween buffet dinner. It is so very yummy good.
Baked Rat? It's Easier to Make Than You Might Think
Hunting Rats? These inquisitive little rodents have a tendency to hide if they think that you have some devious alternative motive for inviting them over for supper.
Fortunately their tails are a dead give away. Rats are not known to be ingenious enough to tuck their long tail into hiding so you can often follow the tail trail.
Rats can be a little difficult to catch as they generally move around a room much faster than we do but this bunch are pre-bagged.
Excuse Me But Did Somebody Say You Were Going to Eat a Rat?
This Halloween Serve a Truly Unique Dinner for the Evening Meal
Ingredients for cooking rat:
You will require one rat per person
One box of chicken seasoning (your choice).
1/4 cup crushed corn flakes
1 cup milk (for dipping your rat in before you shake it in the seasoning.)
Spaghetti (You will serve your rat sitting on top, or next to, the bed of spaghetti).
Sounds absolutely positively gross and disgusting doesn't it? Truth is that this Halloween recipe for rat is finger licking delicious. Love it. It is positively scrumptious. Yummy Yummy!
Let's Get Started or Halloween Will be Over Before Supper is Cooked
Cook up your spaghetti first. Follow the directions on the box. While it is cooking you can get to work cutting your rats.
The rats in this recipe are actually large chicken breasts that are cut in two from left corner to right corner so they are triangular in shape. You can also cut the breasts in halves and the rats come out looking great like that too. Smaller chicken breasts I just left as they are and they still look delightfully like fat little mice.
The rat's tail is a strand of spaghetti. When it is tucked under the chicken breast it adheres onto it during the cooking. The finish result look just like cooked rats although there were a couple that looked a little mousy. I fed those meaty little appetizer like tidbits to my grandkids.
I Cook This Halloween Rat Recipe Using Chicken as the Meat
Tip: Meat is easiest to cut when it is still slightly frozen.
So I Phoned up my Daughter and Said...
"Hon let's make some rats for supper." You have to know my daughter because she didn't ask a single solitary question, she just replied, "Okay".
So my daughter and I put our creative minds together and decided to try to create a rat recipe that would be perfect for Halloween. We made a few mistakes in the design first time around but eventually got it all figured out.
We cut the chicken straight down the middle instead of in a triangular shape (duh), and then we stuck our tails coming out the wrong end of our rats, oh drats. Fortunately the tails got turned around before they hit the oven and the rats came out pretty tasty in the end result.
Looks like a rat, smells like a cooked rat might smell, but tastes absolutely delicious cause it really is seasoned baked chicken. I swear on a stack of my best old dictionaries that after the grandkids got over the initial shock they were pretty enthusiastic about their rather different dinner feast.
Baked Rat You Say...?
Generally One Would Not Invite a Rat to Dinner
Rats are generally not too impressed with being invited to Halloween dinner but then of course what can one expect from a rat.
Rodents make for great Halloween decorations but really are terrible dinner guests. (Bad mannered you know. They get into everything.)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and in about an hour you'll have nice big fat rats all crispy crunchy and ready to eat. For added effect you can skewer your rats with wood or metal skewers and serve them up that way. A truly fine food for Halloween supper.
Combine your chicken seasoning and bread crumbs in a bag. Dunk your rats in and shake. Then lay your rats out on a cookie pan. Tuck a strand of spaghetti under the fat bottom section of each of your rats. Tuck it in nice and deep and it will glue in there as your rat cooks. To get a less crunch tail you can add your tails 5 to 10 minutes before the meat is finished cooking.
Nothing Like Rat to Make Your Tummy Rumble in Anticipation
Gross Foods Generally Leave Much to the Diner's Imagination
Bake your rats at 350 degrees for about an hour. You can tell when they are nice and crispy by taking a peek in the oven.
If they are still wriggling or squeaking give them a few more minutes to cook. Just kidding but it truly is our imagination that brings this meal to life. If you tell someone it is rat they really will give you a look or two before they bite into this dish. It is difficult to tell what it is once it is on the plate.
Of course if cooked rat doesn't rattle your chain then you might want to try a little baked mouse instead.
Some of our smaller pieces of chicken came out looking like little mice. These really did look quite cute and would make a delightful Halloween appetizer.
Where Halloween is concerned the mood is created within the atmosphere you create. Set your table appropriately and dim the lights. Don't forget a delightful little background music as well.
Disclaimer: No rats were harmed in the making of this recipe but a few of them were given a darn good scare.
Invite a Rat or Two Over for Halloween
Betcha can't have just one. Rats are like popcorn and once you get started with them you just cannot stop.
This Halloween pick up a dozen or so rats to toss around the house and sprinkle a few across your counter tops. You'll be glad you invited a few rats over for your Halloween bash.
You can generally find a nice selection over at your local dollar store but if you can't find any there I have offered up quite an assortment throughout this page. Happy Halloween.
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