Top 10 Most Outrageous Recipes + Fool-Your-Friends Cake

By: Kirsten Vala
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In honor of April Fools Day, I compiled a list of recipes that make everyone on the Web team chuckle (and/or grimace) whenever we run into them online. Which Food Network chef do you think scores highest in the ridiculous recipe contest? Hint: Her names starts with a "P" and should rhyme with "butter."

Food Network's Top 10 Most Outrageous Recipes

1. Fried Butter Balls – Paula – When someone first mentioned Paula's fried butter recipe to me I thought it was a good joke. I couldn't believe it when I actually ran into the recipe online!

2. Swamp Water – Sandra
4. "Fat Darrell" Sandwich – Paula

5. The Lady's Brunch Burger – Paula – It may not sound like much, but trust me. . . click on the recipe.

6. Seared Frogs Legs Casserole – Robert Irvine
7. Baked Potato Ice Cream – Sandra
8. Get Yo' Man Chicken – Neelys

10. Trompe L'oeil Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower, with Poached Tomatoes ("Fool the Eye" savory foods made to look like Chocolate layer cake, vanilla ice cream, and cherries jubilee) – Robert Irvine

Longest recipe title I've run across (30 words):
Most outrageous video clip:

If you dare, find the recipe here.

Honorable Mention (#11):

Everyone on the Web team is excited about Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing – premiering this Sunday, 8 pm/7c, six pastry chefs battle for $50K, the largest prize in Challenge history, etc. – so we decided to wrap all of our best cake recipes up into a super cake-tacular feature package.

Searching our site for cake content had one major side effect – an unquenchable craving for moist crumbs and sweet frosting! I gave in and made the absolute easiest cake on the page, courtesy of Mama Neely. I'm calling it my "Fool-Your-Friends Cake" since it uses a cake mix but tastes completely and deliciously home made.

Spring fever? Check out our great Easter desserts and exciting new exclusive cupcake recipes from the Food Network Kitchens.

- Kirsten, Web Editor
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