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Crispy Home-made dog treats (Flakey?)

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Rafferty, Apr 29, 2011.


  1. Rafferty

    Rafferty PetForums Newbie

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    Hello all - I am new here! So excited about my new recipe for home-made crispy dog treats I wanted to share it. My partner thinks I'm a bit bonkers but I do love to cook and be creative with food.

    We had chicken curry last night and I cut the meat from the skin and bones to make it. I then boiled up a pan of water and put in the bones with all the gristle/cartilage, skin etc and simmered it for about an hour. Half-way through I added a small potato and about two handfuls of rice. I then carefully removed all the bones and put the rest (stock, meat, gristle, skin) in the blender to turn it into a fairly smooth puree. I then spread the puree over a couple of lined baking trays (I use silicone baking sheets to line them) and dried it out in the oven overnight on a very low heat (about 70 degrees). In the morning it was still a bit wet and I turned it over - it broke up a bit as the texture is quite crumbly - and continued drying it. Eventually it turned into dry flakes and I finished off with a light toasting under the grill so they were really crispy (about 1 - 2 mins only).

    Result - Crispy chicken flavoured flakes which Rafferty (my 5 month old sheltie) adores :)
     
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    kirk68 PetForums VIP

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    Hhhmmmm sounds good to me and easy to make. I must have a go for our two.
     
  3. Rafferty

    Rafferty PetForums Newbie

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    Yes they are easy to make and you could use other leftover vegetables. I made another batch last week using the carcass of a roast duck and some left-over veggies. No rice went in that one and the resulting texture was less crumbly and more crispy - didn't need to toast it to make it crispy.

    Next time I will try adding an egg or two - might hold together better.

    Good luck with your own experiments!
     
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