Happy Humpday y’all! I have something possibly life changing to share with you today.
Purple mashed potatoes. Made complete with eyeballs. I like to call the concoction- monster mash. You may only make these on Halloween or you may eat only purple potatoes from now on. The latter of which I totally encourage. Because these are awesome! I couldn’t convince my husband of that. He was very afraid to eat them. Oh well, more potatoes for me! Which are my real true love anyways.
You’ll obviously need to start with purple potatoes. If you simply cannot find them you may use purple food coloring. I added some in the end anyway for a more vibrant color.
I found the purple potatoes in a bag mixed with regular potatoes & red potatoes at Kroger.
I peeled, chopped, boiled & mashed 5 medium sized purple potatoes with butter, milk, sour cream, salt & pepper.
Although the end result was purple, they were a little light for me. So I added a few drops of purple food coloring.
I used black olives (drained & rinsed) with green peas to make eye balls.
**Great time to let the kids get involved! Who wouldn’t love putting eyeballs on their dinner?
They weren’t looking quite enough like eyeballs yet. I thought they needed the outside white.
I placed a spoonful of sour cream in a plastic bag & barely snipped the tip off- pastry bag style. Then used it to add white circles around the eyeballs.
**It would make more sense to do this step first, then add the olives & peas.
They you have it folks, Purple Monster Mash!
Serve it to your little goblins with some meatloaf covered in ketchup blood perhaps? Just an idea!
Here’s the handy printable.
- 5 medium purple potatoes
- 4 Tbs butter
- ¼ c milk
- 2 Tbs sour cream
- 2-3 drops purple food coloring (optional)
- salt & pepper to taste
- ¼ c sliced black olives (rinsed & drained)
- ¼ c green peas (cooked)
- Peel & chop the potatoes.
- Place in medium sized pot & cover with water.
- Boil for approximately 15 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Turn off heat & add butter, milk, 1 Tbs sour cream, & purple food coloring.
- Mash then mix until no longer lumpy. Salt & pepper to taste.
- Arrange in serving dish & use remaining sour cream to add round dollops.
- Top dollops with sliced black olives & green peas to make eyeballs.
- Serve immediately.
Hope you guys make a bowl of these on October 31st!
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