You can use your favorite meatloaf or meatball recipe for this. The important part is to shape it into a Frankenstein like in the photo below. The “stitches” are made of slivers of black olives and the eyes are put in after Frankie comes out of the oven. They’re simply slices of green olives with pimentos in them.
This shows how you can use your imagination to make holiday food more fun for children and adults alike.
Many thanks to Diane and Dawn Yannucci and Jackie Walsh for the scary dinner!
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5 Responses to “A Meatloaf Frankenstein You Can Make for Halloween”
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October 30th, 2007 at 8:47 pm
Jackie helped too. The hair was her idea.
October 30th, 2007 at 9:14 pm
The hair looks cool!
What I love about this idea is that you can use it at other times of the year too. For example, you could make a meatloaf that looks like a turkey around Thanksgiving (or maybe on Thanksgiving for someone who doesn’t like turkey). The possibilities are endless – at least if you’re a meatloaf lover!
December 12th, 2007 at 2:08 pm
Dawn and Diane,
I am taking a long shot to see if youare the Yannucci family that we new, Our familiries were friends a long time ago.
Ray Deeken Jr
November 23rd, 2010 at 10:32 am
Man, my grandmomma was Italian and she made the most amazing meatballs I ever tasted, like you wouldnt believe. Sadly, she died last year and she didnt leave a recipe for me so I’ve been trying to figure it out by myself… slowly working my through the meatball recipe here, I still cant figure out what her secret ingredient was though!!!
November 25th, 2010 at 10:51 am
Here are the ingredients I use for Italian meatballs. My mother makes them this way and my Italian grandmother made them this way too:
Beef chop meat (some add a little pork)
Salt to taste
Garlic powder (or sauteed finely chopped fresh garlic)
Onion powder (or sauteed finely chopped fresh onion)
The followed herbs either dried or fresh (chopped fine):
Basil (just a little)
Parmesan cheese (generous amount)
Mix it all up If it feels too dry, add more milk. If it’s too wet, add more breadcrumbs and or Parmesan.
Make them into balls, put them in a pan and bake them in a 350F oven until done, about 30 minutes.
I’ll try to post the amounts for each ingredient in the future.
These are great! I went to a restaurant called Maronis, that’s well-known worldwide for it’s meatballs and this is similar to how they make them too. They use pork with the beef chop meat and all fresh herbs, onions and garlic and Romano cheese. you can see their meatball recipe online at Food Network.