Seasonal Spuds Logo

Witches fingers

These witches fingers are as tasty as they are spooky and are a great plant-based option. Made with mashed sweet potato and almonds to create the nails. Serve with ketchup for an extra dash of Halloween fun.

This recipe was created by Luke Willcox - New Product Development team.
snow

SEASON

Autumn/Halloween

volume control

COMPLEXITY

Simple

fork

PREPARATION TIME

30 minutes

cooking time

COOKING TIME

20 minutes

dinner

SERVES

Serves 16

Ingredients

  • 750g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 40g vegetarian hard cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp plant-based butter
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • A pinch chilli flakes
  • 16 blanched whole almonds
  • Tomatillo salsa, to serve

Method

1
Boil the sweet potato chunks in salted water for about 10 minutes or until tender.
2
Drain and allow to steam dry for a few minutes until cool enough to handle. Place into a tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
3
Place into a bowl and add the cheese, butter, cornflour, paprika, chilli flakes and season generously with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mash until smooth then allow to cool before chilling in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4
Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 180ºC fan / gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
5
Fill a piping bag fitted with a large round nozzle, with the mashed sweet potato. Pipe 16 fingers onto the prepared baking tray. Place a blanched almond at the tip of each of the fingers and use a knife to mark three lines in the centre of each for the knuckles.
6
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve warm with a bowl of tomatillo salsa to dip in to.

You might also like...

Sweet Potato Truffles

Perfect for Valentine's Day, our sweet potato truffles are easy to make and are the perfect dessert for a romantic two or three course meal.

Vegan spiral sweet potato bake

Set in a mesmerising ringed pattern, this vegan sweet potato bake is simple to make, eye-catching and tastes as good as it looks.

Easy vegan chilli

Fresh and healthy, this sweet potato chilli is packed full of flavour and makes the perfect dinner or lunch.

Corned beef cheesy filled potato cakes

This deliciously cheesy recipe will be a treat to your tastebuds - a perfect bite for all the family.

Join our mailing list

For all our latest recipes straight to your inbox, plus giveaways, latest news and more!