Sunday, January 3, 2016

Vegetarian Suet

I think commercial suet is disgusting to handle because of the beef fat. What bird eats beef, anyway? Besides, if it's made in China, it's likely to be toxic. Here's my recipe for Vegetarian Suet.

Microwave for one minute
1 c instant oatmeal
1 c water.

Grind in food processor
4 c peanuts.
Put the ground peanuts in a large bowl with the cooked oatmeal.

Grind in food processor
1/2 c raisins.

Add to raisins and continue mixing in food processor
1/2 water.

Add raisin slurry to peanuts and oatmeal in the large bowl. Mix well and stir in
1/2 c sunflower seeds (optional).

Line 8" x 8" pan with foil or parchment paper. A plastic pan with a lid that seals tightly is ideal. Press the suet into the pan.

Cut the suet into four 4" x 4" sections to make it easier to break off a quarter of the suet after it is frozen.

Cover with plastic or the sealing lid and store in freezer until needed. Break off a 4" x 4" section for the suet cage.