Spooky Spaghetti for Halloween!

Garlicky Black Bean Spaghetti Spoons with Deviled Eyes

Photo by Lori Hirsch Stokoe (www.tastewiththeeyes.com) for Explore Cuisine.

 

Deviled eyes ingredients
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • Food coloring
  • Jumbo black olives
  • Garlic mayonnaise
  • Unflavored gelatin glaze
Special equipment
  • Two thin, sharp tubes for cutting hard-boiled eggs — a smaller one for the pupil and a larger one for the iris
  • Fine paintbrush for food coloring
  • Pastry brush for gelatin
Spaghetti spoons ingredients
  • 1 box Explore Cuisine Black Bean Spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs such as tarragon, parsley and chives, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Red chili flakes, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cooked egg yolk, grated
Deviled eyes directions

Use the larger tube to cut the top of the egg in a circle for the iris. Remove the egg white plug. Paint the egg white plug with diluted food coloring to look like an iris. Let dry.

Use the smaller tube to cut out a place for the pupil in the painted iris. Use the same tube to cut a pupil out of the black olive. Place the olive pupil in the iris.

Cut off the bottom third of the egg so it will nestle in the spaghetti spoon. Reserve any hard-boiled egg yolks for spaghetti recipe.

Scoop out a small amount of the egg yolk from the top of the egg to make room for the mayonnaise. Squirt mayonnaise into the hollow top of the hard-boiled egg, then replace the iris plug.

Paint food coloring bloodshot lines around the iris. Let dry.

Finish by brushing a light coat of slightly thickened gelatin glaze over the entire eye to give an authentic glossy finish.

Spaghetti spoons directions

In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt and chili flakes. Add spaghetti and toss. Sprinkle with grated egg yolk.

Arrange spaghetti in decorative serving spoons. Place deviled eyes in center.

 

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