Archive for August, 2010

Turtles and Snails

A coworker of mine sent me an email with a delicious idea. Meat turtles!  I threw together the simple ingredients and decided to surprise my wife with a prepared dinner she could just throw into the oven the next day.  Ground Beef, Bacon, Cheese, and hotdogs.  The basic staples of life.  Make a large beef paddy, throw some cheese on it, and then wrap it in a bacon weave.  Add hotdogs for legs/head/tail.  If you slice the end of the “leg” dogs with three cuts you’ll get nice looking toes for the feet.  I cut the dogs in half before inserting them but there’s no reason you couldn’t use whole ones depending on how big you want your turtles.  Loosely cover with foil and bake 20-30 mins at 400.  Eat!


Afterwards I had some leftover meat and didn’t really want to make another turtle so I decided to get creative and made a snail.  While certainly harder to cook I think it came out nicely.  It’s held on by two toothpicks.  Overall pretty delicious.  Would probably take a lot better if I had a grill 🙁  The last pic is the best where my wife suggested adding antennae!  She’s so smart.