Eye REALLY Love Halloween!

  Photo by Eric Staudenmaier from "The Secret Life of Food" by Clare Crespo

 Photo by Eric Staudenmaier from "The Secret Life of Food" by Clare Crespo

Oh dear Halloween, how do I love thee? Let me count the eyeball recipes I have written in your honor.That's right, here is ANOTHER eyeball recipe! [Is this a genre? Should I write an Eyeball Cookbook?] This is a great supper to make on Halloween night before Trick or Treating, don't cha think? Do it! EYE dare you! Hee Hee!


1 pound ground beef

1 jar (6 oz) of pimento-stuffed olives

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 pound spaghetti

1 egg, lightly beaten

3 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

parmesan cheese, grated (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°. Coat a baking sheet with oil. With your hands, mix the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl until well blended. Shape into 1 1/2” balls, and insert one olive (pimento side “looking” out) into each ball. Place on the baking sheet three inches apart and bake for 15-20 minutes.


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti to the water and cook according to directions on box. Drain the spaghetti in a colander over the sink.


Meanwhile, heat spaghetti sauce in pot over medium heat. Serve the sauce over spaghetti and place tow meatballs, eyes up, on each plate. Sprinkle with cheese if you’d like.


Spookily serves 4-6