Wouldn’t these look real nice at your Halloween party? When it comes down to it, they are just fries but look how cute and creepy they are! f you don’t want them looking so yellow, just omit the turmeric and it’ll be more pale and death-like instead! The "nails" are just de-skinned and roasted almonds, so even those are edible. Serve with ketchup for an extra dash of Halloween-appropriate creepiness.

Baked Mashed Potato Witch Fingers [Vegan]

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Cooking Time



  • 1 large Russet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons oil or vegan butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • 35 skinned and roasted almond halves
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder or paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornflour (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together and form a dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Scoop out about 1 tsp of the potato dough, roll in your palms and shape into a finger. Press an almond half in place of a nail.
  4. Repeat with the remaining dough, arranging it the prepared baking tray. Finally, score "knuckle" marks with a small knife.
  5. Bake at 400°F for 20-30 minutes, bottoms must be browned and insides mushy and soft. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
  6. Serve while still warm.


Yields about 30 mashed potato witch fingers.


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