Ready to horrify the guests at your Halloween bash?
Oh my god. Oh my god. I'm freaked out even while writing this card... this prosciutto ham skull with bloodshot eyes is the creepiest thing I've ever seen. Forget breadstick witches' fingers, peeled grape eyeballs, and gooey spaghetti brains – this takes the cake as the more eerie edible horror in the history of Halloween hors d'oeuvres.
Making your own is easy – all you'll need is:
1 Plastic skull (find these at most party stores or craft stores)
1 pound of prosciutto or deli ham, sliced thin
Whipped cream cheese (if needed)
1 small container of small Mozzarella cheese balls
1 small can on black olives sliced
Small red cake icing tube
1. First, completely wrap the plastic skull in foil to make sure it's food safe. Place on a large platter.
2. Layer the ham over the skull, covering it completely. Use cream cheese as a kind of glue if you have trouble getting the meat to stick.
3. Place mozzarella balls in the eye sockets for eyeballs, securing them with a little cream cheese and/or toothpicks if necessary. Create veins with red icing, and make pupils out of halved black olives.
4. For the rest of the platter, make more eyeballs out of mozzarella balls, olives, and toothpicks. You can also serve with slices of baguette or crostinis to eat the prosciutto on. If you can come up with any other creepy toppings, all the more power to you – some olive tapenade, ricotta cheese, or olive oil drizzle could be yummy.
Arrange your accompaniments around the skull, and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Eww!!! I mean – yum!!!
Happy Almost-Halloween, everybody – only 2 more days!! :D
Photos and recipe from Cooking with Sugar!