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Potato Skin Ghosts

Potato Skin Ghosts

These Potato Skin Ghosts, served for dinner or as part of a larger Halloween party, are the perfect energy food before an evening of collecting candy.


  • Washed, unpeeled potatoes (depending on the size of your potatoes, expect about 3 ghosts per spud)
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic salt
  • Sour cream
  • Scallions


  1. Cut each potato lengthwise into 1/2-inch slabs. Cut the rounded tip off one end of each slab to create a ghost shape.
  2. Grease a baking sheet and lay the potato slabs on it (pieces with skin go skin-side down). Brush the top of each slab with olive oil and season with seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic salt. (Suggestion: combine 1 teaspoon of each spice in a bowl, then sprinkle about 1/8 teaspoon of the mixture over each slab.)
  3. Bake at 400ยบ for 30 minutes or until a fork pierces the potatoes easily.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven and cool for 10 minutes, then "ice" them with sour cream to create a tasty white ghost. Add slices of scallion for eyes and a mouth.