By Annacia on September 18, 2006
Photo by TasteTester
Photo by TasteTester
"Wait till you tell the kids whats for dinner on Halloween! These are guaranteed to be the most delicious rats you’ll ever eaten. Serve on a bed of worms tossed with blood (spaghetti mixed with rat sauce) or simply place on a mound of mashed potatoes and prepare for a ghoulish feast... The "rats" are the first 9 ingredients, the remaining make up the "blood""
Serving Size: 1 (330 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I made the mice with my own meatball recipe as I was making them anyway. I put them on top of my baked ziti that I took to a halloween engagement party.Very cute the only thing I changed was I used slivered almonds for the ears. Marg"
"Oh my goodness, such fun!! I loved watching the kids faces on Halloween when I served this! HeeHee. I invited my SIL and nephew and they were open mouthed shocked!!!! So much fun. They are very good. I served broken up spaghetti with this and we LOVED it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe withus."
"Haha these are fun to make.. I make these "rats" every year but am now just leaving a review!<br/>Love the looks on everyone's face when I serve em up!!"
"Oh...just too cute!!! My kids were SO excited about this, that I think that the entire school knew what they were having for dinner!!!
They both 'dissected' their rats with glee...pulling out the whiskers,ripping off ears etc,and it got even better after I informed them that the rice was actually maggots!!
A really fun filled meal that was really tasty too- by the way..leftover rats taste very good in sandwiches the next day!!
Thanks so much Annacia...can't wait for next year already!!!
Made for PRMR."
"Fantastic idea! Made these for our Halloween party, and they were a hit! Very cute, and the flavor was good. I served them plain without any spaghetti or sauce, they only took 45 minutes at 375F. Thanks for this clever recipe!"
"I made this for dinner last night. It was so cute. My kid got such a kick out of it. Thanks."
"OMG these are so funny!! I had one kid that refused to eat "the rat". I used homemade sauce. I will make these again for a birthday party or just for a laugh. Thanks for the chuckle"
""FIVE" stars just for the novelty! I made these for my 3 nephews & niece; none of them would even take a bite! I wish you could have seen their faces as I served these to them. I told them what they really were, but it didn't change their minds! All of us adults had to finish them off."
"They turned out great! Very cute Halloween dinner. I served them on top of mashed potatoes."
"I thought these were super cute. However, I made these for a group of 6 year olds (and younger) and none of them would eat these!!! They all kept saying they wouldn't eat "rat" and/or they were "too gross" to eat!! I loved them and so did the other adults. Might need to keep in mind the age of your diners before making these!"
"Great idea! Unfortunately I ended up with hedgehogs instead of rats due to the rice (Basmati)sticking out in all directions (lol) it was great fun though."
"I had so much fun making these!! Had a little trouble with the tails, but such a fun way to serve a good meal!"
"Everybody thought it was such a cute idea. The only thing I noticed was that the rats were a bit dry and tough. I followed the recipe but it seemed I might have done something off? But I will try this recipe again one day and try to improve the technique."
"This was so fun tonight. My kids thought I'd gone round the bend, but they loved it."
"After I saw this "rat" recipe I knew the kids would like it. I served it over a bed of spaghetti and took a few pieces of spaghetti from the boiling water after a few minutes. I curled them like a tail and added them to the oven while the rats were cooking. This dinner got a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" when I brought it to the table. This is the perfect dish to serve at Halloween time and I will be making it next year also."
"What a great idea for my Halloween party this year! My guests loved them!"
"This was realy a great hit at our party, everyone raved about the looks and the taste, thanks for the recipe."
"Sounds great for my grandkids!!"