These mashed potatoes are a big hit with kids and adults alike because they are fun to make and easy to pull off even under the greatest time constraints. (In a pinch you can even use instant mashed potatoes) Get the kids involved and serve these up as a side dish for Halloween or anytime you want to have fun with your food. 🙂
- 8 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- Anything small for the eyes, (capers, peas, beans, etc)
Place the potatoes and salt into a large pot. Cover with water and place onto the stove over a high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Approx 15-20 minutes, depending on the side of the potatoes. When they are soft, drain and return to the pot. Add the butter and milk and mash until smooth. Or I recommend using a mixer to get the creamiest consistency. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Using a spoon, scoop the potatoes into a ziplock bag until full. Seal out as much of the air as possible. Snip off the corner of the bag so that a 1/2 inch opening is made. Squeeze the potato out slowly in a circular pattern coiling it up as you go until your ghost is complete. Decorate the ghosts with eyes of your choosing and you’re set!