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April Fooling

alsd2 | Jan 5, 201103:57 PM

Hi all, I'm planning an April Fools dinner this spring and need some ideas for trompe l'oeil entrees.

There seem to be tons of ideas for desserts disguised as savory foods (like scoops of ice cream rolled in cocoa and decked out as baked potatoes), but the few actual entree ideas I've found tend to be unappealing low-concept stuff like meatloaf shaped into a cake and "iced" iced with mashed potatoes.

Here's what I've got for the other courses:
- For a starter, I'm making the Surreal Gourmet's "Cereal Killer Soup"...the cheeky cauliflower and leek soup with garam-masala-seasoned Cheerio "croutons" in the picture.

- Dessert will probably be Egg Creams, clean egg shells filled with white chocolate mousse and mango puree to mimic soft-boiled eggs (also from the Surreal Gourmet).

I'm an adventurous cook, and my friends are adventurous eaters, so pretty much anything goes. Any ideas for a bona fide entree that's equal parts "foolish" and gourmet?

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