Bloody Eyeballs with a Side of Worms

Bloody Eyeballs with a Side of Worms

With Halloween upon us, we figured we should share one of our spookiest meals.   And who doesn’t love a big bowl of bloody eyeballs with a side of worms?  While this recipe looks rather frightening, it is a crowd pleaser recipe for both young and old ghouls.

Ingredients

  • With Halloween upon us, we figured we should share one of our spookiest meals.   And who doesn’t love a big bowl of bloody eyeballs with a side of worms?  While this recipe looks rather frightening, it is a crowd pleaser recipe for both young and old ghouls.
  • I developed this recipe for a client, a couple years ago, and we still enjoy serving it to unexpected little guests.  It is a fun recipe that you can even get the kids involved with making.  I took our favorite meatball recipe which is made with a combination of ground beef and pork.  I added an olive to create the eery eyeball.  The blood is a reduction of tomatoes, a little red wine (don’t worry the alcohol burns off and you will not have tipsy kids) to add depth to the color and some balsamic to add a bite of sweetness.  The slippery worms are merely fresh cooked pasta that has been tossed with a little olive oil.  Don’t forget to serve with a side of monster brains.
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  • Recipe:  Bloody Eyeballs with a Side of Worms
  • **makes 24 small eyeballs
  • Eyeballs
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • ½ cup panko
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 12 pitted olives, cut in half
  • Blood
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced thinly
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Worms
  • 1lb spaghetti
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • Eyeballs
  • Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.
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