When I posted the recipe for Fried Vampire Bat Wings on October 12th, I hadn’t yet had my family get-together for Halloween. In fact, those photos posted on the 12th were taken at last year’s family Halloween get-together (I’m a wee bit behind on some things!). So, I wanted to share a Fried Vampire Bat Wings Update with readers because the very next day, October 13th, we went to the pumpkin patch after school and then had a very kid-friendly Halloween dinner at my house.
What do I consider a “very kid-friendly dinner” to be? This…
- Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats
- Halloween Hack: Spooktacular Party Chips
- Easy Jack-O-Lantern Salad Cups (recipe coming soon; stay tuned!)
- Fried Vampire Bat Wings
- Young Frankenstein’s Fingers (recipe coming soon; stay tuned!)
- Halloween Mac & Cheese (recipe coming soon; stay tuned!)
- Sweet Things: Little Debbie Bat Brownies
- Boo-tiful Brownie Bites (recipe coming soon; stay tuned!)
I made the Halloween Mac & Cheese ahead of time and cut out the Fried Vampire Bat Wings ahead of time, too. I frosted and decorated the Boo-tiful Brownie Bites and made the Jack-O-Lantern Cups for the salad ahead of time as well. But, the rest of the dinner came together with the help of my sister, Gail, my niece, Tiffany, and her two adorable daughters, Princess P and Princess Sweetie Pie.
Well, Princess Sweetie Pie wanted to fry the Fried Vampire Bat Wings. At 5-years-old, she loves to help in the kitchen. So, she got out the step-stool and set it up in front of the stove and I put the skillet in front of her. Then I handed her the plastic container filled with refrigerated Vampire Bat Wings, so that she could “fry” them. And, here’s what happened (don’t worry – I didn’t turn the stove on! She was placing the vampire bat wings in the skillet with no burners on):
Princess Sweetie starts placing the Vampire Bat Wings in the skillet in a meticulous pattern (sorry for the poor lighting and blurry photos! It was night time, with both fluorescent and incandescent lighting plus the over-stove lights! Ugh! I’ll figure this lighting thing out one of these days! Plus, as I’ve shared before, it’s hard to photograph kids in motion).
Her cute little hands carefully lining them up wing-tip to wing-tip (and even though I’m accused of being “bossy”, I didn’t “coach” her on this!).
Adding more Vampire Bat Wings to the skillet…
Smiling for the camera…
Contemplating what to do next – single layer or doubled-up?
Doubled-up is the way to go!
Adding more Fried Vampire Bat Wings to the skillet – looking good!
Last one! Once she was done, she hopped down…as far as she was concerned, she had “fried” her vampire bat wings! My sister, Gail (her grandmother), took over from there and fried the Fried Vampire Bat Wings to perfection!
I have to tell you – every time I make Fried Vampire Bat Wings, there are none left! I don’t know if my family just loves, loves, loves ham or if it’s the cute bat shape! Both Princesses P loaded their plates up with both the Fried Vampire Bat Wings and the Young Frankenstein’s Fingers (recipe coming soon). I guess next time I make them, I’ll make more so that Charlie and I have leftovers (we like leftovers)!
P.S. To get the recipe for Fried Vampire Bat Wings, just click on any of the links in this post!