ghost halloween snacks for kids | ghost potato fries party snacks

ghost Halloween snacks | ghost-shaped potato fries recipe with step by step pictures. Which is easy to make and kids love it. But it doesn’t look scary instead it looks a little funny, so you may describe it as a funny ghost. Though not only kids, elders too can enjoy this snacks.

This is a These ghosts have a little crunchy skin and soft flesh with little spice, that will give you a nice flavor with its every bite. Though here, I’ve used tomato ketchup and mayonnaise together for making a ghost in the dip bowl, but that really worked as a good dip especially for kids. Although you may use any spicy dip too for relish this ghost Halloween snacks.

As I said this ghost Halloween snack is a potato fries, so it’s actually a combination of boiled potatoes, cornflour, panko breadcrumbs, onion-garlic powder, a little thyme, white pepper, and baking soda. It’s not done yet, with salt this ghost Halloween snacks is incomplete. Add salt as per your taste to enhance its taste.

What to do next? Just mix all the ingredients and make dough out of it. Dust the all-purpose flour on a board flat the dough with your palm, the thickness is up to you. With the help of a wooden skewer, I gave it a shape of many ghosts. Don’t mind if all the shapes are not perfect or sizes are different. Take a straw and make its eyes and mouth, your ghosts are ready on the plate. I’ve deep fried this ghost Halloween snacks even you can bake it too if you want to avoid the oil.

What next? Sorry, it was the summary of my Ghost Halloween snacks recipe. To know each detail, you must go through the recipe, described below.

It’s a very simple Halloween snacks recipe, please let me know how you and your kids enjoy this Ghost Halloween snacks by leaving a comment in the comment box below. Wish you a very Happy Halloween to all of my friends.

ghost halloween snacks | ghost potato fries halloween recipe


  • 1 cup mashed boiled potato(2 medium sized potato)
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed thyme and white pepper(1/4 tsp each)
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • salt(as required)
  • refined oil for deep frying

For dusting and rolling the dough

  • 1 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp corn flour

Types of equipment for making the ghosts

  • rolling pin
  • 1 wooden skewer or toothpick
  • 1 straw
  • a knife

Prep time: 40 mins

Cook time: 10-15 mins

Served in: 50-55 mins

Course: Evening snacks

Cousine: World

Served for: 12-15

Author: Moumita


  • Take 2 medium sized potatoes, wash it thoroughly and prick it with a fork or skewer.
  • Keep the potatoes in pressure cooker with water and place it on the heat. Wait for 3-4 whistles of the pressure cooker.
  • When the pressure cooker completely released it’s pressure automatically, then take the potatoes out and keep it in the air to cool it down.
  • When it completely cools down, remove its skin and mash it nicely with the masher or with your hand. Any chunk of potato should not be left there.
  • Now add, cornflour, panko breadcrumbs, onion-garlic powder, crushed thyme, and white pepper, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it nicely to make dough from it.

dough is ready

  • First, divide the dough into two parts. Then take a wooden board, dust some flour to the board. Place one part of the dough on the board.

one portion of the dough on the wooden board dust with some flour

  • Now dust some flour from the top and start flattening the dough by patting it with your palm. To keep the surface smooth later use a rolling pin, though the thickness is up to you, but don’t make it too thin.
  • Take the skewer or toothpick to draw the ghost over the flatten dough.

drawing ghost on the flatten dough

  • When the shape of all ghosts done, then slowly remove the excess dough out of it.
  • After that, use your finger to smooth every edge of the ghost, to give it a perfect look.
  • Now take the straw for making its eyes and for making its mouth. Where little bigger and round shaped eyes are required, the mouth should be little longer just looks like a ghost face.
  • Take a baking tray, dust some cornflour to it and keep it aside.
  • Then slowly take out the ghost from the board with help of the knife and place it to the dusted baking tray.
  • Once the baking tray is full of ghosts, then dust some cornflour from the top and place it into the freezer for 10-15 mins.

ghost potato fries are going to the freezer before frying

  • When all the ghost potato fries are done, follow the same procedure as mentioned above and keep it in the freezer.
  • After 10-15 mins, take out the ghost fries from the freezer and keep it aside.
  • Place the pan on the medium heat, pour the oil for deep frying in the pan. Let the oil be hot.
  • Once the oil gets heated up, slow down the flame to the low heat and put all the fries one by one.

ghost potato fries in the oil

  • The pan should not be crowded with fries, then it might be broken.
  • Fry it till it gets nice golden color from both sides. Then raise the flame to medium heat and fry it for 30-40 secs before taking it out from the pan. (see the tips portion below)
  •  Now, place the fries on the paper towel lined plate. Serve it hot with tomato ketchup and mayonnaise or dip of your choice.
  • Enjoy your Halloween party with this ghost Halloween snacks or ghost potato fries Halloween snacks.
  • Don’t boil the potatoes without its skin, that soaks more water and your dough might be bit sticky.
  • If you feel the dough is still sticky then dust a little more cornflour to the board, but not too much.
  • If the ghosts aren’t in a perfect shape or they are not in the same size, don’t mind just go for it. Believe me, kids love it.
  • Always fry it in a low flame, medium or high flame may be a cause of broken fries. Once it gets golden color from both sides, raise the flame to medium. That will help to get the exact crunch and remove the excess oil the fries soaked in.
  • As I said in my other crunchy deep fried recipes, that before frying, put it in the freezer to get the exact crunch from it.
  • Even you can prepare this potato ghost (without frying) just before one day of Halloween and store it in the refrigerator. And can fry it just before the party starts.

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