Looking for a little something festive to make for Halloween that doesn’t involve much work? Leave it to Martha Stewart, I knew she’d have a trick and treat up her sleeve. This recipe didn’t make it to her Halloween Handbook Special Collector’s Edition (which is fabulous), but the recipe is a cinch to make.
I saw the picture on-line on the Martha Stewart site but couldn’t find the recipe. No matter; any old mashed potato recipe will work, as long as they are creamy and totally lump free.
You’ll need a pastry bag, but a baggie with a corner cut off the side works just fine for piping. I love turnips so added them to the recipe; remove if you desire and substitute with potatoes. Martha used sesame seeds for the eyes, but I like the taste of capers; they’re especially good with turnips.
For extra rich potatoes, substitute cream for milk; for extra creamy potatoes sift through a ricer. The only issue is the potatoes became a little chilly after serving them; especially at the top. But ghosts send a chill up my spine anyway, so I guess it’s appropriate. My husband thought they were snow men; check out Martha’s photo – hers are perfect.