Friday, October 28, 2011

Idaho Potato Bugs

EEK!  It's a Thug...

Halloween Potato Bugs /

Trick or's a Idaho Potato Bug!

Idaho Potato Bugs

Idaho Potato Bugs
  • 1 large potato, scrubbed and dried
  • softened butter and salt
  • 12 medium shrimp, shells and tails off, deveined
  • 1-1/2 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons hot milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter (melted in milk)
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 2 black olives
  • 2 snips of red bell pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Smear potatoes with softened butter, salt it, poke with fork times a couple of times, and bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours till done.  Meantime, clean shrimp and set aside.  Grate the cheddar cheese.  When potato is done, cool to handle.  Cut in half lengthwise and carefully remove the cooked potato to a bowl, reserving skin whole.  Mash potato with cream cheese, milk,  butter, onion and parsley.  Add salt and pepper to taste and 1/2 of the grated cheese and mix gently. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter with garlic and drench the shrimp in it.  Hang shrimp over the potato skin as pictured above.  Fill skin with potato mixture, sprinkle remaining cheese over top of the bug.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 more minutes.  Remove from oven and add olive slices for "eyes" and a snip of red pepper for a "nose."  Makes 2.  Serve with lots of scary love!

Happy weekend before Halloween.  Hope it's filled with fabulous fun! 


  1. Now that is one bug I wouldn't mind having or eating!

  2. Very cute, I'm sure the kids loved it! Happy Halloween Weekend:@)

  3. I love it...and I know how good it would be to eat it! Real cute idea..thanks! :D

  4. That is just adorable! What a great Hallowe'en lunch!

  5. Oh yum! Scary but yummy!;-) I was telling a friend about your blog and all of your yummy recipes and pictures and stories. Love it! :-) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Happy Halloween! What a cute post!

  7. So cute.... DD is looking over my shoulder and thinks she needs this now! :)

  8. Squeeeeel! So stinkin' cute! I absolutely love it. And my kids would totally eat it up. What an awesome idea!! :)

  9. ha! That is so cute! I love twice baked potatoes. Must make some for the kids. Hope your day is great. Tammy

  10. That is so cute. If I had kids at home that would be dinner tonight!

  11. That is too stinking funny! I am laughing so hard. Hard to know if I should pin in on Make Me Laugh or Halloween!

  12. I do not know why this didn't come up on my home page three days ago! Looks like there are some gremlins messing with my blogger again.

    I love this! I'm such a sucker for cute food ideas. I remember the first time I found this blog. You had done May Day cupcakes, and I was hooked.

    So cute!

  13. That is the cutest thing ever. My girls love shrimp and they would go crazy for this!


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