10. Cauliflower Tater Tots
You’re having a Vanilla Sky moment when things are not what they appear to be. The French call it “trompe l’oeil” but closer to home in New York City we say W.T.F.!!!!? From the Food Network while these look like potato tots, this recipe is actually made from cauliflower!
9. Bloody Brain Cake
From Rosanna Pansino comes this hauntingly real-looking red velvet cake recipe that looks terrifyingly lifelike! If you’re looking for a Halloween recipe, this might be the one for you.
8. Edible Stones
This recipe is almost a magic trick in its own right. From Epicurious comes this Edible Stone recipe made famous by Chef Aduriz worked of the now closed restaurant El Bulli. It is a brilliant take on potatoes that uses clay and real stones!
7. Cupcake McNuggets
When you think of fried chicken, dessert doesn’t often come to mind. But from FoodDiggity comes this recipe that deep fries a cake giving it the appearance of a Chicken McNugget!
6. Beet Tartare
From Tori Avery’s site comes this recipe that looks like a bloody piece of raw meet, but is suitable for bloodthirsty vegans and small children.
5. Sunny Side Up Peaches and Yogurt
If you love eggs, this dish will break your heart. From Genius Kitchen comes this truly evil recipe that takes mixing savory and sweet to a whole new level.
When the directions start with “remove membranes and sinew”, you know this isn’t a dish for the faint of heart. From Serious Eats comes a recipe that might not be as fluffy, light and gluten loving as you’d expect.
3. Vegan Unfriendly Carrot Cake
From Taste of Home comes this clever recipe that would make even Neo from the Matrix hesitate! Meatloaf in disguise as a dessert is a bit mindblowing if you’re not expecting it when you take a bite.
2. Cheese Carrots
This recipe from She Wears Many Hats is a vegan’s worst nightmare! Deceptively simple to make, if you want to get even freakier try it with a lightly-veined blue cheese like Castelmagno!
1. Candy “Onion” Rings
This recipe from Taste of Home takes the Twizzler candy and deep-fries it in graham cracker crumbs. It’s like S’mores and the French liquor Ricard went and had a baby flavor-wise. But they really do look like onion rings!