How about preparing some trompe l’oeil for the Halloween dinner you’re planning? Surprising the guests with something unique and original from time to time is fine… and this time with the mini pumpkins you are going to be a winner!
On the one hand, you will have to make the filling and on the other hand what will be the outside part. So take note of everything you are going to need.
For the mashed potatoes
- 1 large potato
- 1 glass of water
- 1 glass of milk
- 1 dessert spoon of salt
- 1 dessert spoon of butter
For the assembly
- 60 gr of soft goat cheese
- 100 grams of grated natural carrot
- 2 chicken breast fillets
- ½ boat of fine asparagus
- Mashed potatoes
- Olive oil
Preparation of the mini pumpkins
Now we are going to teach you how to make the mini pumpkins. Although you could use an envelope to make an instant puree, trust us, you’re better off making your own from scratch. So follow the next steps:
- Peel the potato, wash it well and cut it into more or less similar pieces. Cook it in a bowl with the water and a little salt. On medium heat it will take about 10-15 minutes if the pieces are not very large.
- After that time, strain the potato and put it in another bowl, in which you are going to cook it a little with the milk. Then you have to go dunking and stirring , so that the milk and the potato melt into a homogeneous mixture.
- As the mixture gains body, add the butter and stir well so that it is fully integrated , which will give rise to your mashed potatoes.
- Cut portions of cheese and add it to the puree , while it is still hot, stirring well to melt inside. Then let the puree cool.
- Now that it’s cold, you’ll notice that it looks smooth and less consistent (although this will depend on the amount of cheese you’ve added). Take a portion and shape it into a ball . Make as many balls as the amount of puree you have prepared allows you.
- On a griddle, if you don’t have a frying pan, heat a little olive oil. Season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper and grill them on both sides , until golden. Once ready, you cut them into small cubes.
- Next, proceed to cut each of the asparagus into thin strips , and into small pieces, since these are going to serve as the tail of your pumpkin.
- Time to assemble the mini pumpkin! To do this , crush the ball, introduce a portion of chicken, make a ball again and coat with the grated carrot (the finer the better) that is still wet, because if it is dry it will not stick.
- Finally, you just have to put the stalk in each ball and you will have your mini pumpkins made with potatoes and chicken. An original idea for Halloween night, don’t you think?