Thursday, December 02, 2010

For the unemployed

Congress has thus far refused to extend unemployment benefits despite the fact that there are over 10 people unemployed for every open job in America, so here's a good recipe for you to get your daily protein intake. Most of these ingredients should be available at your local food bank, other than the meat, which is the important source of protein that you need to maintain health:

Rat Croquettes


Dress rats ready to cook; cook until meat falls off the bones, then let cool. Work out the bones with your hands and chop meat fine; season with a little salt, pepper and sage. Make into cakes. Roll in cornmeal and finally, fry in butter.

That is Congress's message to the unemployed: Let them eat rats.

-- Badtux the Culinary Penguin


  1. Mmmmm . . . rat!

    The freshman Rep from FLA (can't remeber his name) who lost his re-election bid enunciated the Repug health care plan: "If you get sick - DIE!"

    And now we see it playing out in AZ.

    Will the American people wake up?

    I seriously doubt it.

    It's depressing as hell.

  2. That is Congress's message to the unemployed: Let them eat rats.

    Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing. You're being rather charitable here. Surely the message is "Let them die."

  3. Give a man a rat and he eats for a day. Give a man a rat trap and a recipe book and he's fed for life. Which still might not be all that long, because if he faces a future of eating rats, he'll probably kill himself.

  4. Nice recipe, probably works as well on cats. No offense to TMF and the others, but you might want to keep them close to home. I still remember from my younger days, some older Italian fellows reminiscing about the "Italian Game Suppers" of the first Republican Great Depression. Anything with wings or four paws was eligible.

  5. Can we substitute the rat with a republican?

    Rats don't have a choice as to what they are. Republicans do.

  6. Jazz: Yes. As you're so fond of saying WASF.

    Dope: Yes, I'm being charitable :).

    Bukko: Good point.

    Montag: Works pretty well with any kind of meat. It was originally written for tree rat (squirrel). I draw the line at eating dog or cat though.

    Comrade, Republican leaves a bad taste in your mouth due to the amount of bile and venom contained in the species. I assume that, as with pufferfish, it would be possible to somehow isolate and remove the poisonous parts, leaving just the meat. But it may be that, as with toads, the bile and venom is simply too widely dispersed within the body of the creature to make it worthwhile to attempt to eat it.

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin


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