As a junk food addict I sometimes feel left out during the various holidays throughout the year, especially Halloween. My two favourite things in one holiday: playing a character and eating junk!
Unfortunately, typical Halloween ‘treats’ don’t treat my body well so I swapped the junk for something healthy: Spooky Crispy Potato Bites and SpiderHash, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
- White or yellow potatoes
- Optional spices: nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika (see video for ideas)
- Optional for colour: turmeric, pumpkin puree or a cooked yam
- Potato masher
- Metal or paper straw
- Halloween cookie cutters
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheets
- Pressure cook, bake or boil your potatoes. Skins do not need to be removed unless they are thick and tough. Add in optional pumpkin puree, just enough for colour. Mash with a hand masher, then let cool overnight in the fridge (they are easier to work with when cool). *If you already have leftover whole potatoes in the fridge, chop into smaller pieces then mash with a hand masher or pulse in a food processor a few times. See video.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set up your station: a bowl of clean water, cookie cutters and mashed potatoes.
- Dip your first Halloween cookie cutter in bowl of water then place it on your baking sheet. Partially fill your cookie cutter with mashed potatoes, then dip your fingers in the water and press the mashed potatoes down until flat. For crispness, you’ll want your “potato cookie” to be no thicker than 1/4″.
- Repeat until the baking sheet is full.
- Bake at 400°F-425°F for 30 or more minutes – until desired crispness. Flipping isn’t necessary, but if you decide to flip, be sure it is browned on the bottom first.
- Carefully use your straw and fork to create eyes and mouths (see video for ideas.)
- Serve with a plate of fresh veggies and enjoy!
Got a Sweet Tooth? How about a GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE?
To keep your Halloween healthy and prevent sneaking the candy, pair these Spooky Bites with a Green Monster Smoothie: 2-3 cups spinach, 1 cup water, 1-2 frozen bananas and the juice of one lime. If this smoothie is for kids, replace the water with orange juice.
Have fun and tag me if you post your creations to Instagram! @potato.wisdom
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