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Even vegetarian zombies crave these brains!

Step 1: Supplies

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  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Paring knife
  • Large knife

Step 2: Skin your Melon

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  • Slice off bottom of watermelon so it won't roll around.
  • Peel green skin off of the watermelon.
  • Score brainy folds in white flesh.

Step 3: Carve Brain Channels

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With a sharp paring knife, carve channels out of melon to resemble cortical folds

Step 4: Devour

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Brilliant... and Healthy! I love it so much that I have linked you over at http://simplylivinggreen.blogspot.com/
scoochmaroo (author)  Simply Living3 years ago
Ooh, awesome! Thank you!
dlindstrom3 years ago
This is so awesome and easy; I did this one this morning in about 15 mins. Not as detailed but will work great for our spooky food potluck today. The veggie peeler worked great after making the first nick with a paring knife. I scored the slice around the top to make for a clean cut to expose the brain matter.
scoochmaroo (author)  dlindstrom3 years ago
Love it!
michamtl3 years ago
Served in a cooler, just like on Grey's Anatomy ...
scoochmaroo (author)  michamtl3 years ago
Looks great!
bryenton4 years ago
This was such a fun idea for our pot luck scary snacks at work! Thanks!
wow......awsome for haloween huh
c_takahashi5 years ago
It has been done, as accurately as my psychology textbook would have it be done.
tyghe5 years ago
My variant was a lobotomized watermelon jack o' lantern, with vodka for brains. To keep it upright I cobbled together a stand with duct tape, a small box and orange decorative beer cases. After the vodka was properly infused (with lots of help from internal lacerations—straightforward infusing can take up to a week!), we all ate from the bottom up. Poor soused jack o' lantern didn't know what hit him. 

It was a total hit. Thanks for the inspiration!
aglaranna6 years ago
Here are pictures of mine!!
scoochmaroo (author)  aglaranna6 years ago
whitehawk6 years ago
I did it! It took a lot less time than I'd expected - about 40 minutes. Also, a vege peeler worked fine - I'd expected to have to peel it with a knife. here's a pic of my achievement :) ...
watermelon brain.jpg
scoochmaroo (author)  whitehawk6 years ago
Congratulations! What was the ocassion?
Halloween ... we don't really celebrate it in Australia, but a friend was having a halloween party for the kids, so of course this Instructable leapt to mind! Many thanks!
jghoulia2 years ago
We recently attempted this at my work. Here's a video highlighting the tips and troubles we came across..overall, a successful fun project!
knexboy5863 years ago
tonifgt weare zombie so we eat melon brai8ns ! 5*
depotdevoid3 years ago
Thanks Scoochmaroo, here's a picture of my brain!
creepy but creative! well done
SinAmos4 years ago
Totally love it!
beth13224 years ago
This is totally epic. As a vegan zombie I approve.
csda76 years ago
Does ANYONE know if you can make this as a vodka infused watermelon brain? please send me a message! Thanks
 Vodak?  Rumski? yeah we got that - 
#1 Procure tasty beverage of choice.  (Not effervescent though)
#2 Cut hole the diameter of the neck of the bottle and about 3/4 the length of the neck deep(+, -).
#3 CLEAN the neck of the bottle (Yeah, I know kinda sissy but you never know where it's been before you bought it *shudder*)
#4 Remove the cap.
#5 upend the bottle INTO the HOLE (not your ice filled glass).
#6 begin to pump (gently) the bottle in and out of the melon OR you could wait all stinkin' night- your choice.  Pumping does the job in about 30 minutes.
#7 Return to the excellent instructions for the Brainy Melon to finish the job
AS A NOTE- I'd put the bottle hole on the bottlom OR (get this) figure out what to use as a spinal cord to stand it on. 8-D
NOTE #2- After Booze Treatment ALL parts of the melon are delicious (burp)
NOTE #3 - DO NOT CONSUME AND DRIVE  It's very easy to over do it with this

A stack white or ivory cups can make a half decent spinal substitute and if you put something like a grape or an ice cube in the bottoms between each cup they are easier to pull apart (without disturbing the others) and makes them more like spine bones. just a thought.
scoochmaroo (author)  csda76 years ago
I don't see why not!
I am thinking that it is a no b/c of the way you have to infuse a regular watermelon with vodka. :/
rommel543 csda75 years ago
The side that you cork the melon and stick the bottle into you can cut off and put onto the bottom.  When you make your melon brain you could then put into a shallow bowl with flavored/coloured vodka.   Maybe add a few eye balls floating around  while you're at it. 
scoochmaroo (author)  csda76 years ago
Maybe do the infusion first, let it sit a day/week/whatever, then carve into it. You will still lose some "juices" though. Maybe try a cantaloupe? Perhaps it would retain it's liquid better. When it comes to alcoholizing food, I think it's always worth a try. In the name of science!
Oh but of course... only in the name of science!!!
(seabear) csda76 years ago
get a bottle of any alcoholic beverage, a syringe and a brain!
Sassy Cat4 years ago
My daughter made this for a Halloween party this weekend, and it was awesome. Everyone loved it. Amazing idea!!!!!! Love Instructables.com
rtysantos4 years ago
Very cool. Looks a bit like Darth Vader's head when Luke takes the mask of at the end of Return of the Jedi.
caitlinsdad6 years ago
You might need some syrupy ooze to really gross out. A flickering jack-o-lantern LED candle placed inside will make it glow.
to caitlinsdad: Yay! Do that! -
tp the author: Duuude! Waay Coool!
ducktape1004 years ago
cool I am going to do one
danny61144 years ago
Pickled Watermelon rind http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pickled-Watermelon-Rinds/Detail.aspx
Madrigorne4 years ago
I am so making one of these - and displaying it inside of a jackolantern!
This is great!
Erissed14 years ago
It's a delicious idea and also it would look terrorific in the table (perfect for halloween)... mmm ... maybe a zombie would love it much more XD.
andrezor4 years ago
wow great idea!
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