Thanksgiving is coming up, and you may be wondering what to serve your Fang guests/oppressors. This recipe is sure to please. It takes a few days to prepare, but if you start it today it’ll be ready on Thursday!
Nia Igiby’s Maggotloaf
Two slabs hen meat
1 c. firebugs
3-4 c. earthworms
One dash dog fur (any dog is fine; preferably not one recently washed)
Three days in advance, place the henmeat on a compost pile.1 On the second and third day, if there has been no rain, water the pile frequently. On the fourth day, the meat should be whitish, moist, and teeming with maggots.
Preheat oven to 350º. Mash the firebugs and earthworms with a mortar and pestle, or grind in a food processor for a finer texture. Bring the henmeat inside and chop finely. With your hands, mix henmeat, maggots, firebug-earthworm paste, and fingernails to taste. Place in a loaf pan and bake for one hour. Garnish with dog fur.
1 If you have no compost pile, prepare one a day in advance by mixing vegetable scraps, dead leaves, barnyard nuggets, eggshells, grass clippings, and shredded paper into a mound of dirt. Pour two cups of water over all, and then bake in a roasting pan at 150º for seventeen hours, stirring every hour. Then transfer the pan’s contents, and the henmeat, to a sunny place in the backyard or on the patio.