Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monster Hand Garlic Bread Sticks

I just giggle when I look at my monsters beautiful hand.  I mean, a hand I can eat?  A hand that holds a bowl of marinara?  What is not to love about it?!  Maybe his hand isn't gorgeous, but he is a monster, his hand is supposed to scary and crusty!  (and garlicky, and dippy)

You all know I love Halloween.  I have been making every single thing I come up with in my mind.  I haven't gone balls, oh wait, that isn't an appropriate expression is it?  I have gone full steam ahead and some of my creations turned out rather, odd.  Like this first version of this recipe.....

Go ahead, you can laugh, I sure am!  This was rather, interesting to say the least.  This hand tasted amazing however and I will make Mr. Six Fingers again sometime, hopefully he has done something about his edema by then!
Halloween, to me, is a time to just have fun, be gross, eat food made into weird stuff and scare the crap out of anyone you know, who doesn't have a heart condition.  We love dressing up and having fun, plain and simple.
This is easy and would be a fun addition to any party table, or dinner table, the kids will love ripping his fingers off and dipping them in "blood"!!
You will need:
Pizza Crust (you can buy it, or make it.  The size doesn't matter it will just affect how large your end result it
Marinara Sauce
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 small oven safe bowl
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.  Manipulate your dough into the shape of an arm and hand.  Remember he is a monster, his imperfections make him good and creepy!  Now under the hand, carefully place the bowl, like this......
Now, drizzle with olive oil, and use a pastry brush to evenly coat the hand and arm.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  You will just need to keep an eye on it because it depends on the thickness of your monsters hand!
When it is perfectly browned and done, remove from the oven and let cool COMPLETELY.  Do NOT remove the bowl until it is completely cooled.  Now, turn your oven to broil. 
When it is cooled, carefully flip the hand over, remove the bowl and wash it well.  Drizzle this side of the monsters hand/arm LIGHTLY with olive oil (this will be the original bottom side), combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt and sprinkle all over.  Lastly, sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and place into the oven for 2 minutes (approx.) just until the top is golden brown. 
Place the bowl back in his hand, (it should fit perfectly!) and fill with marinara and enjoy!  I sliced it into bread sticks like this....
Each of the fingers can be another one, etc.
Enjoy this fun and delicious Halloween or anytime treat!!
Your "don't get to handsy" Chefwannabe

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! I love these!!! Sam would love it if I made these for him!