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Yummy Mummy Heads

Yummy Mummy HeadsServe up some ghoulishly fun food at your Halloween party with these yummy mummy heads!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium Idaho® Russet or Idaho® Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed (about 2 pounds total)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup pizza sauce
16 slices turkey pepperoni, coarsely chopped
32 pitted ripe olives
8 mozzarella string cheese, unwrapped, room temperature
16 capers
1/4 of a red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Slightly trim opposite sides of potatoes; cut each potato lengthwise into fourths, creating four flat ovals or "planks."
  3. Place the potatoes on a large foil-lined baking sheet. Brush both sides of the potatoes with the oil, sprinkle evenly with the oregano, salt and black pepper. Bake 8 minutes, turn and bake 7 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and turn potatoes again.
  4. Spoon equal amounts of the pizza sauce over each (about 2 teaspoons per slice). Sprinkle evenly with the pepperoni.
  5. Place an olive near the center of each potato slice to form a "nose".
  6. Pull off thin strips of the cheese and lay across the potato to form the "bandages". (Note: the cheese may hang over the edges of the potato slightly. They will form the shape of the potato when melted.)
  7. Cut the remaining olives in half lengthwise and place two halves above the "nose" to form the "eye sockets".
  8. Place capers and bell pepper cubes in the center of each olive half to form the "eyeballs".
  9. Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese has melted slightly. Remove with a flat spatula and place on a large serving platter. Serve hot or room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 240; Total Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Protein: 12g; Sodium: 590mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission.