Potato Mice found @ Disney Family!
This recipe was so cute, and kid friendly I just couldn't resist.
Okay, so my mouse isn't identical to the Disney Family mouse, but it reminds me of the movie Ratatouille. It has more of a rat look, then a mouse look. Besides, the kids had a blast making them!
Got them involved by letting them poke their potatoes with forks, scoop the potatos out after they had been cooked, stir the ingredients and restuffing the mice. They also got to decorate their mice and this is where they started screaming with excitement after waiting for the potatoes to cook. Okay, on to the good stuff!
- 4 Medium Baking Potatoes
- 1 Tbsp of Oil
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- Half Cup Milk
- Half Cup of Grated Cheese
- Vanilla Yogurt Covered Raisins
Wash potatoes, and pat dry.
(I allowed the kids to wash them, and pat dry them with a paper towel.)
Prick the skin with a fork all over the potato.
Brush them all over with oil.
(I also allowed the kids to do this with a paper towel.)
Bake potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour.
(45 minutes and they were done in my oven.)
Let potatoes cool, and cut the tops off.
Scoop out the potato inside into a bowl, and mix with butter, milk and 3/4 of the cheese.
(You will use the rest of the cheese on top.
You can sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, I did not.)
Once mixed, spoon the mixture back into the potato and top with the remaining cheese.
Cook on broil in the oven for 4 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
TIME TO DECORATE!
Slice the radishes into a mouse ear shape.
(I had perfect ones until my kids ate them!)
Cut slits in the sides of the mouse, and stuff the radishes in.
Cut a small tomato in half, and cut the front of the potato off so the tomato will stick to the face of the mouse.
Cut holes in the face of the potato to put the raisins for eyes.
Peel off a piece of green onion to use as the tail.
(The green onion curls as you pull it off.)
Cut a slit in the butt of the potato, and place the green onion tail in!
The Potato Mouseketeer is now edible, ENJOY!