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Mummified Mashed Idaho Potatoes

Mummified Mashed Idaho PotatoesA fun addition to a Halloween or anytime party.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups mashed Idaho Potatoes
Corn husks* (fresh or packaged)
Assorted vegetables

Recommended Vegetables:
Peas and carrots for eyes
Herbs for eyelashes
Black olive slices for eyebrows
Corn kernels for ears
Sliced radishes and olive halves for shoes

Additional Vegetable Suggestions:
Red, yellow, green bell pepper slices
Sugar snap peas
Green beans

Cooking Directions:

  1. After preparing mashed potatoes, let potatoes cool to touch.
  2. Place opened cornhusk on plate and put a large dollop (approximately 3/4 cup) of potatoes in center of husk. Gently mold potatoes into the oblong shape of a mummy.
  3. Select vegetables to create mummy features and choose approximate location where to place. Carefully press the vegetables into potatoes.

Makes 4 servings.

*Cornhusks are used to enhance the visual appearance (they are not edible). Mummified Mashed Idaho Potatoes can be prepared without cornhusks.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 267; Total Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 57g; Protein: 7g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission.