Critical Spuds (Mashed Potatoes)

Critical Spuds (Mashed Potatoes)

6 - Medium russet potatoes
2 teaspoons - Salt
½ cup - Milk
4 tablespoons - Butter or margarine (softened)
1 teaspoon - Pepper
12 - Small mushrooms
2 - Red bell peppers (cored, seeded and sliced)
Assorted vegetables - Broccoli, zucchini, carrots, etc.
Ketchup
Additional melted butter

Peel off potato skins with a vegetable peeler. Cut potatoes into quarters and put them in a large pot 3/4 full of cold water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water, cover the pot and boil for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.

Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove potatoes from the hot water and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the milk, butter, pepper and the remaining teaspoon of salt. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

Spoon a mound of potatoes onto individual plates. Allow to cool slightly. Then, using clean hands, sculpt a human head on each plate. Using vegetables of your choice, add eyes, a nose and a mouth to each head. Try mushrooms for eyes, red pepper slices for lips, broccoli for hair or mustaches, etc. Using a blunt knife, slash a gash down the side of each head. Pour ketchup (blood) into each gash and dribble on melted-butter for a deliciously disgusting side dish!