Elephant Stew

The following recipe was included in the Royal Neighbors of America 1978 Recipe Book. We’re not joking; it really was. We’re sure this recipe caught some of our Members off guard, and we’re also confident it was submitted by really bad (yet, hilarious) cooks!

Elephant Stew

1 elephant (medium size)
2 rabbits (optional)
Brown gravy
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the elephant into bite-sized pieces. This will take about two months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over an open fire for about four weeks at 465˚ F. This will serve about 3,800 people. If more are expected, two rabbits may be added, but do this only in an emergency as some people do not like to find a hare in their stew.