Monday, June 21, 2010

ManCat Monday ~ Chef Brutus!

We thought we would begin a new series of cookery posts featuring Brutus who, possessing such a refined palate, became Sous Chef to The Queen Mum and her Consort nearly a year ago.
 QM's Consort, Michael, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was Brutus' inspiration to make the kitchen His favourite room (aside from being where Stinky Goodness and Chik-hen Tem-Tay-Shuns were always served).
Now, not only does He have a paw in the daily menu, he has earned the title "Chef" and hoped you would enjoy sharing some of His Favourite Recipes.

Today's offering is a recipe that caught Chef Brutus' eye whilst lying across QM's forearms as She attempted to scan the innerwebs for recipes, one of Her favourite past times.
This is from a Cat and Kitten Cookery Book downloaded from the 'web entitled 
"Pamper Your Cat:  100 Recipes for your Feline Friend"

Chik-Hen Cheezburgers
2 oz finely ground beef (can substitute any preferred protein if, like Us, you're not fond of beef)
2 oz finely ground chik-hen
1 Tbsp. canned cream of Chik-Hen soup (or a Tbsp of Chik-Hen Baby Food! Num!)
2 oz whole grain bread crumbs (unseasoned) or oatmeal 
1 baby carrot, cooked until soft.
1 egg
1/2 cup shredded cheese, any kind that pleases!

Preheat broiler.
Mash the meat and chik-hen with the soup then add the bread crumbs (or oatmeal), mushy carrot and egg.  Make into two small burgers and broil (leaving much rarer than you would for yourself! Approx. 2-3 minutes).  Sprinkle with shredded cheese and broil again until the cheese is melted.  Allow to cool until warm to the touch. Garnish with fresh grass or catnip, and serve.
Depending on your felines, serves 1-2.

With today being the First Day of Summer, We hope you will try this recipe soon!
Next month, Chef will feature a recipe for Home Made Chik-Hen Tem-Tay-Shuns!

Thank you for visiting, and Bon Appetit!