Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween Oven Fries... Pumpkins and Ghosts

While these Halloween Oven Fries do require some work, they are well worth the effort! I saw similar sweet potato Jack-O-Lanterns on Tablespoon and I thought the russet potato ghosts would be a fun idea too. The potatoes get cut to about 1/4" thick and I used cookie cutters for the shapes. The pumpkin faces can be cut out with a paring knife. Note: You ~will~ need a little hand strength (or tap a meat mallet lightly) to get the cutters through the potatoes, but they turn out so cute:@)

Out of the oven and ready for some salt...
And maybe some ketchup and maple syrup for dipping:@)

What to do with the sweet potato scraps? (I used most of the russet.)
I cut them up small and tossed them into my Crock Pot on high for two hours, then simply gave them a rough mash. 
You can choose either a sweet pumpkin spice or a savory Mexican type spice blend flavor profile.


Halloween Oven Fries
You'll need potatoes that are big enough for your cookie cutters:
  1. Scrub and wash potatoes and sweet potatoes well. Peel if desired.
  2. Cut potatoes into 1/4" thick rounds.
  3. Press out the shape with a cookie cutter. Create faces on the pumpkins.
  4. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet. Spray parchment with cooking spray.
  5. Place pumpkins and ghosts on parchment. Spray potatoes with cooking spray.
  6. Place in 425 degree oven, cook for 20-22 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and serve with ketchup and maple syrup if desired.


  1. What a cute, fun, and tasty Halloween treat, Lynn. You’re so creative!

  2. Lynn, These spooky oven fries are ADORABLE! I'm chuckling over your cute Jacks' faces, I especially love the ones with comma-shaped grins! :)

  3. That is just fantastic! I wish I had some kiddos to have here for Halloween dinner.

  4. That is such a cute idea for Halloween and I bet kids would love this as much as grown ups. thanks for this idea Lynn.

  5. We always have a special menu for Halloween, this will be a fun addition. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you'll be sharing next week. Pinning!

  6. What fun! Perfect for a halloween party :-) Thank you so much for stopping by at Handmade Monday and sharing this with us.

  7. Never seen anything like this before. You must hove lots of patience.Well done!


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