The joy of this recipe is that you can substitute any ingredient depending upon what you have in your kitchen at that time of year.
- 1/2 cup good quality fat - butter, lard, peanut butter etc
- 2 eggs including the shells (crushed)
- 1 cup grated or chopped fruits or veggies, fresh or dried - carrot, potato, celery etc (do not add raisins, grapes, garlic or onion)
- 1 cup cracklings or other finely chopped meat (opt)
- up to 1/2 cup of other liquids from your pantry - soup, milk, yogurt etc
- 1 cup flour or oats
- 1 cup oats
Heat oven to 350 F and line a cookie pan with parchment paper.
Mix the ingredients in the order shown, adding more or less flour and oats if the batter isn't the consistency of cookie dough. It will be sticky. You want to be able to form this batter into a long flat loaf on the pan, a little water on your hands may help!
Flatten out the loaf to about 3/4" high and bake 30 minutes until firm and golden around the edges. Cool the loaf on a rack for 15 minutes, then slice into 1/2" bars. Lay on their sides on the lined cookie sheet and return to the oven for 30 minutes, flipping over half way through. Cool on a rack & store in your fridge.
My big dogs have no trouble sitting for a piece of nice dry doggie biscotti!