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Mashed Snakes

Have slithering good fun turning basic mashed potatoes into silly green serpents.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

3
medium potatoes (about 1 lb), peeled, quartered
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
to 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)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 18 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash potatoes with potato masher or electric mixer on medium speed. Add butter and milk. Stir until light and fluffy. Add salt. Stir in food color.
  • 2 Place mashed potatoes in gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut about 1-inch hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe “snakes” onto serving plates. Place 2 olive slices on one end of snake for eyes. Cut pimiento in half for snake tongue. Serve immediately.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 18 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash potatoes with potato masher or electric mixer on medium speed. Add butter and milk. Stir until light and fluffy. Add salt. Stir in food color.
  • 2 Place mashed potatoes in gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut about 1-inch hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe “snakes” onto serving plates. Place 2 olive slices on one end of snake for eyes. Cut pimiento in half for snake tongue. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use whatever food color you like to color these sneaky snakes.

Save time by using purchased mashed potatoes instead of making them from scratch.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.