Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mashed Snakes

Here is the second recipe that I had for Halloween! The kids loved the look of this one and were all sitting around the table as I put them on the plates! They looked really cool I will have to say!! The only problem that I found was that the potatoes got cold really fast...

Mashed Snakes
(recipe found in Pillsbury magazine)

3 medium potatoes, about 1 pound, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2-3 tablespoons milk
salt to taste
10 drops green food color
6 drops yellow food color
4 small pimiento stuffed olives, sliced
8 pimiento slices (from olives)

In 2 quart saucepan, place potatoes; add enough water to just cover potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 18-20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash potatoes with potato masher or electic mixer on medium speed. Add butter and milk. Stir until light and fluffy. Add salt. Stir in food colors.

Place mashed potatoes in gallon size resealable food storage plastic bag. Cut about 1 inch hole in one corner of bag. Pipe "snakes" onto serving plates. Place 2 olive slices on one end of the snake for eyes. Cut pimiento in half for snake tongue. Serve immediately.

Tips that I found while making this recipe...

~ you can used boxed potatoes instead of making them from scratch to save time. I am not as big of a fan of boxed potatoes, but they definitely make things go quicker!

~ feeding a 19 month old mashed potatoes is much cleaner when you do it this way...

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