Heh. And eye thought eye had lost my mojo. Well looky what’s in store for you guys!
Eyeballs! Bloody ones! Except that they taste like the best sausage pizza ever. Except instead of pork, using chicken breast—Eye mean, you could use pork, too…it’s up to you. Eye used chicken. Because eye’m cheeky like that. (Ok, OK! I’ll quitit with the eye/I thing. SHEESH. lmfao)
This is a super Halloween appy/main…and you can even make it ahead and freeze it (I’m freezing my eyeballs off *right now*). For the pics, I just put it on a plate, but for the party, I plan to also have mini pizza crusts/focaccias or “cauldrons,” if you will, to put them in, since they’re a little bigger than bite size. Unless of course you perhaps have a big mouth. I mean, I know *I* do, but in a totally different sense of the word. lmfao
So my pretties…put on your witch’s caps and dig out your cauldrons and start cooking up some goulish snacks for your Halloween Party!
2 pounds (1 kilo) ground chicken breast
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/2-3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
oregano to taste
basil to taste
thyme to taste
a generous amount of garlic powder
a generous amount of onion flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 can or jar of black olives (do yourself a favor and buy them pre-pitted!)
1 larger can of tomato paste (it was a little more than a cup)
more of the same seasonings as the chicken (fennel through pepper)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
water to thin—about 1 1/2 cups
Combine all chicken ingredients except olives and set aside.
Combine all sauce ingredients.
Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC.
Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with foil and brush with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
Form eyeball sized balls (hehehe) and shove an olive into the center of each one.
Make it look as eyeball like as you can.
Arrange finished eyeballs on the baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven.
Serve the eyeballs over the sauce, and with some type of bread–I plan to use pizza crust cups (I’m just going to make mini crusts and put them in a muffin tin—we’ll see how that works out. lol)