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Gory Gorilla Tonsils ... a Halloween special

  • 2 dozen brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup American cheese
  • 2 TBLS milk
  • 10-12 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

What You'll Need: Sharp knife, large pot, fork, colander, small saucepan, wooden spoon, large platter

  1. Wash the Brussels sprouts and remove and discolored leaves. Trim off the stem ends and, with an adult's help, cut an X into the bottom of each sprout to make sure your tonsils cook nice and tender.
  2. Place the sprouts in a pot containing about 2 inches of water and sprinkle with the salt. Cover the pot, and with an adult's help, cook over medium heat until boiling. After 8 to 10 minutes, carefully stab a few sprouts with a fork to see if they're tender. When you can easily pierce them through their center, remove the pot from the heat and carefully drain the sprouts in a colander.
  3. Place the grated cheese in a small saucepan and add the milk. With an adult's help, simmer over low heat, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until the cheese melts. Remove the saucepan from the heat as soon as the cheese is melted.
  4. Arrange a bed of washed lettuce leaves on a platter. Place the gorilla tonsils - in pairs, of course - on the leaves. Drizzle the melted cheese (pus) over the tonsils. Sprinkle with paprika (blood specks) and serve.

Serve 6 little surgeons.

Thanks to Stephanie from our England Tour

Don't forget to eat your Brussels Sprouts!  ~ Ciscoe