This is possibly one of my favorite Halloweegan treats ever! It's like some sort of voodoo burger! Chomp chomp chomp!
At first it was just going to be a normal bun, but ha! I laugh at normality! Honestly, the whole thing looked like a turtle at first. So Mr. Wing-It said what if you could make the bun look like a mouth eating the dead dude? By golly, I married an evil genius! So I grabbed the mustard and the ketchup, and drew eyes on the bun. Huge difference! It sure didn't look like a turtle anymore.
But because we didn't have any lettuce to make it purdy, plus I wanted to make the bun look like it had monstery teeth, the original Dead Man Burger was deemed just a test run. The second batch of Dead Man Burgers had toothy buns, which were easy to make by cutting the front of the bun in a zigzag motion instead of a straight cut, like the rest of the bun.
The second batch also had more bloody ketchup all over! Mwahahahaha! I think I like the mustardy eyes from the test-run batch better than the ketchupy eyes though. They stand out more. And I totally forgot to draw eveel ketchup eyebrows on the bun the second time. Oy!
To make the Dead Man patties you're going to need a gingerbread shaped cookie cutter, some wax paper, breadcrumbs, and your favorite veggie burger recipe. Instead of shaping the patties as you normally would, place the cookie cutter on the wax paper, sprinkle with breadcrumbs to prevent stickiness, and drop a chunk of patty mix in there. Press the mix down with your fingertips to cover the whole gingerbready area, remove the cookie cutter, peel the wax paper off the dead dude (heehee!) and cook as you would cook normal non-creepy patties. To peel the dead dude off the paper, place it on the palm of your hand (man-down, paper-up) and carefully use your other hand to peel off the paper. I would share the recipe for the veggie burger mix that I used but it was a little mushy. Now that's eveel!
Hey, guess what? My little Leggy Whoopie Spiders were featured on Craft Gossip! YAY! And there are lots of other Halloween goodies there! Mostly non-vegan, but what can't be veganized these days? Check out the super cute Halloween Edible Crafts category at CraftGossip.com. I know I said there would be Halloweegan craftiness going on at Wing-It, but I seem to have procrastinated and I got not'n. Luckily, there's plenty of Halloween craft porn at Craft Gossip! :D
Today's Blog-Love goes out to Jessy @ happyveganface! Jessy took a break from blogging and now she's back! She livens up the blogosphere with her positive and happy energy, and her fantasticalness has been greatly missed! Her recipes are always rockin', and Dan's (her firefighting hubster) cooking is totally awesome as well! I'm sure you're already a fan of Jessy's, but if you're new to the vegan blog scene and you still don't know which blogs are a must-read, you have to check out Jessy's blog!