The perfect Halloween dish: Freaky Fingers and Creepy Mash

Published Monday, Oct 27 2014, 19:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Why not trick your kids this Halloween to this brilliantly ghoulish freaky fingers dish?

Don't worry, it's all perfectly edible. This creepy delight actually consists of a potato and pumpkin mash, which ditches the butter for a lower fat alternative. And the "fingers" are just chipolata sausages - complete with mustard "fingernails".

Freaky fingers and mash

© Quark


  • 300g white potatoes
  • 300g sweet potatoes
  • 300g pumpkin flesh
  • 100g Lake District Dairy Co. Original Quark
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives (optional)
  • 3 chipolata sausages per person
  • Mustard


1 Preheat the oven to 190ºC / Fan 170ºC / Gas Mark 5.

2 Peel all the potatoes, cut into even sized chunks and place in a large pan. Add just enough cold water to cover and a pinch of salt, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.

3 In the meantime, place the sausages on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 mins, turning halfway so they are brown on all sides.

4 Add the pumpkin flesh to the pan, cover, return to the boil and cook for a further 5 mins until all vegetables are tender. Drain well in a colander.

5 Return the vegetables to the pan, add the quark and use a potato masher to create a smooth mash. Season to taste and add the chives if using.

6 Use a fork to fluff up the potatoes. Make a witch’s hand by sticking the sausages into the mash to look like fingers, placing a dab of mustard on the end of each sausage to look like fingernails.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Serve at your Halloween celebrations for a spooky supper. Boo!

More Halloween recipes to serve:

Spider Web Pumpkin Cupcakes
Gingerbread Bats
Green Slime Eyeball Pasta
Halloween Beetroot Soup

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