Kitty Size and Health

I’ve gotten a few emails from my readers that the proportion of kitty doesn’t come out quite right at the end.

One thing to keep in mind is that kitties’ body compositions are highly variable. For example, one pound of very lazy kitty (i.e., “fat cat”) will have a much higher ratio of fat to meat. On the other end of the spectrum, a malnourished kitty will be mostly skin and bone and will look unappetizing anyway. For this website, the amount of kitty meat (aka “feline flesh”) disclosed in the recipes is based on a healthy, normal kitty. A more active and healthy-sized kitty will have the right proportions of fat and lean meat. A good reference to see if your kitty is of healthy size is posted below (click for big!). Keep your kitty well-fed, active, and healthy and it will provide you a delicious meal!



Happy kitty cooking, and keep the questions coming!

Kitty in a Birds’ Nest

Kitty in a Birds' Nest
Serves 4
"We used to have this in a restaurant in Houston. Have not been able to find the recipe until today. I can't wait to try and make it myself. You need special baskets to make the nest. One basket is smaller and fits into the bigger basket."
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. • 1 lb de-boned kitty
• Marinade
  1. • 1 tbsp egg white
  2. • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  3. • 1 tbsp soysauce (light)
  4. • 10 mushrooms (sliced)
  5. • 1 cup diced green peppers
  6. • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
  7. • 20 sliced cooked carrot
  8. • 3 tbsp diced scallion
  9. • 1 tbsp sliced ginger
• Seasoning Sauce
  1. • 2 tbsp light soysauce
  2. • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  3. • 1 tbsp wine
  4. • 1/4 tbsp salt
  5. • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  6. • 1/4 tbsp black pepper
  7. • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
• Bird's Nest
  1. • 2/3 lb potatoes
  2. • 1 tsp salt
  3. • 1 cup cornstarch
  4. • 8 cup oil
  1. • Dice the kitty into 1/2 inch pieces and marinate for half an hour with marinating sauce (1 tbsp. of egg white, 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch, and 1 tbsp soysauce).
  2. • Fry in lukewarm oil until the meat becomes white and then drain.
  3. • Heat the pan with 3 tbsp. of oil and saute scallion, ginger, mushrooms, water chestnuts, carrot, green pepper. Then put in the chicken cubes and add the seasoning sauce. Turn up to high heat. Stir and pour into bird's nest.
  4. • Bird's nest: Cut the potatoes into thin shreds. Run through cold water, drain, and dry. Place into a bowl and mix with 1/3 tsp. salt, 1 cup of cornstarch. Then place potato shreds in one strainer and press upon it another strainer and submerge both in very hot oil.
  5. • Deep fry about 4 minutes until golden brown. Drain and take the bird's nest out from the strainer.
Adapted from ChUeh ChAo Chi Ting Stir Fried Chicken in a Birds Nest
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