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#16
Dormice? Here ya go.


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M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

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#17
Hello David,

How are those made? They look cool to make for a party :twisted:
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Paolo
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#18
These are not really mice.

Stuff you'll need to copy this recipe:
Whole almonds
pitted dates
fresh green beans
spices you like (suggest oregano and rosemary)
salt
whole peppercorns
ground pork
flour

spice the meat and mix well
split the green beans lengthwise
take about a tablespoon of meat, put an almond inside one end for a "skull"
put a stuffed date in the middle for "innards"
shape the whole to resemble the shape of a mouse
insert half a green bean into the body, as shown
sprinkle with flour
put a single peppercorn in each eye location
place on a cookie sheet and bake at around 325F for twenty to thirty minutes

Now before serving, tell the tale of how the Romans fed their dormice with cream to make them fat and juicy, and just before they readied them to cook, they would feed them extra honey to sweeten the insides. Ad lib as much as you can stand. Keep a straight face when telling the story, and don't forget to tell them that the skull should still be a little crunchy... :-?

Don't worry that the green beans will turn stiff and dark colored or charred. It just makes them look more like tails.

So really, it's almond and date-stuffed pork. Still authentic ingredients, if not really mice. You're right. Fun for a party. Add a little sweet and sour sauce for a dip, and be sure to take the first one with gusto. Odds are, half the people will not try them. Wink
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

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#19
Quote:These are not really mice.


Still gross.... :-x
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
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#20
Hello David,

Thanks for the recipe. I will try it very soon.
"You have to laugh at life or else what are you going to laugh at?" (Joseph Rosen)


Paolo
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#21
Give us a report, Doc!

Quote:Still gross....
When in Rome...
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

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#22
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Quote:Still gross....
When in Rome...

Still gross... Wink
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#23
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#24
Serious recipe? Sounds jummy!

Quote:These are not really mice.

Stuff you'll need to copy this recipe:
Whole almonds
pitted dates
fresh green beans
spices you like (suggest oregano and rosemary)
salt
whole peppercorns
ground pork
flour

spice the meat and mix well
split the green beans lengthwise
take about a tablespoon of meat, put an almond inside one end for a "skull"
put a stuffed date in the middle for "innards"
shape the whole to resemble the shape of a mouse
insert half a green bean into the body, as shown
sprinkle with flour
put a single peppercorn in each eye location
place on a cookie sheet and bake at around 325F for twenty to thirty minutes

Now before serving, tell the tale of how the Romans fed their dormice with cream to make them fat and juicy, and just before they readied them to cook, they would feed them extra honey to sweeten the insides. Ad lib as much as you can stand. Keep a straight face when telling the story, and don't forget to tell them that the skull should still be a little crunchy... :-?

Don't worry that the green beans will turn stiff and dark colored or charred. It just makes them look more like tails.

So really, it's almond and date-stuffed pork. Still authentic ingredients, if not really mice. You're right. Fun for a party. Add a little sweet and sour sauce for a dip, and be sure to take the first one with gusto. Odds are, half the people will not try them. Wink
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#25
Serious as can be. The only hard part is to shape the pork in the configuration of a mouse body. Other than that, it's pretty easy. And very tasty.
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

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