Friday, November 27, 2009

Carcass Brownies: Yummy Dog Treat Recipe

Ellie loves these treats, and it's a frugal way to make carry-able treats for your treat bag.

Take one critter carcass (turkey, chicken, anything with bones) and put in stock pot.
Cover carcass with water.
Cook it down.
Cool it off.
Skim off the fat. Set aside.
Take any skin that isn't
Cook it again. You want it jelly-like, cooking all the good stuff out of the bones.
Cool it off - again.
Scoop off the meat stuff into a bowl.
Add 1/4 c. cornmeal. A pinch or two of anise seed and garlic powder and a pinch of salt.
Add in the saved fat.
Mix in spoonfuls of whole wheat flour (or other flour, if your dog or cat has wheat issues) until the mixture pulls away from the bowl. You can add more corn meal here if you prefer.
It's a bit gross, as you'll still have some bits of gristle and connective tissue, but the dogs will love it.
Spread mixture in a jelly roll pan.
Lay the skin over the top.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and check the texture. Should be like brownies, but it isn't crucial. The skin will be crispy - let it cool and cut into pieces and add to your treat bag.
Score the brownie mixture, turn off the oven, and let them dry, then break into pieces.

Serve some fresh to your dog. Cats like it too. Put some in the frig, and freeze the rest.

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