Fun With Silly Food!
Trick their taste buds this April Fools’ Day with one of these giggle-worthy recipes that’ll baffle everyone.
If your kids (or friends who act like kids) anxiously await April 1st for the pranks or the food, these recipes are for you!
Serve crazy meals all day long for an April Fools’ Day that’ll long be remembered.
“S’mores” for Lunch. You might not make a habit of serving the sticky-sweet treat as a meal, but you can when it’s actually a burger-and-mashed-potato sandwich. Surprise!
INGREDIENTS (Makes 6)
6 THIN whole wheat sandwich buns
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 T. dried minced onion
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
¼ C. finely crushed cheese-garlic croutons
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. seasoned salt, plus more for sprinkling
Pepper to taste
1½ tsp. beef bouillon granules, finely crushed
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
⅓ C. sour cream
⅓ C. milk, heated
2 T. butter, softened
1 C. instant mashed potato flakes
Using a serrated knife (try one of Rada’s bread knives), cut buns into 3ʺ squares, like graham crackers; separate the buns and set aside. Line a 7×11ʺ baking pan with waxed paper.
In a big bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, onion, Worcestershire sauce, crouton crumbs, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper. Press the mixture firmly into the prepped pan (¼ʺ to ⅜ʺ thick). Flip out onto a cutting board and discard waxed paper. Using a pizza cutter, slice meat into six equal pieces, about 3½ʺ square. Dip the edges of each square in crushed bouillon until lightly coated.
In a big nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the patties a few minutes on each side until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook several minutes more until done. Patties will form the “chocolate” layer.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream, and hot milk; set aside. In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the butter and ⅔ cup water. Bring to a boil and stir in the instant potatoes until blended. Transfer potato mixture into the bowl with the cream cheese mixture; whisk together until fluffy. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
To assemble “s’mores,” place a hot patty on each bun bottom; top with a scoop of mashed potatoes. Set bun tops on the potatoes and press down evenly to squeeze some potatoes to the edges like melted marshmallows. Lightly sprinkle edges with seasoned salt.
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