If you’re looking for a fun and novel approach to party food, consider serving “tatertinis” at your next party. This twist on a potato bar involves serving mashed potatoes in martini glasses and allowing your guests to customize the spuds however they’d like. You can include the classics like bacon bits, chives, sour cream and gravy; or make it a gustatory delight by including creme fraiche, prosciutto, morels and caviar. Whatever toppings you offer, a mashed potato martini bar dishes up comfort food in a way that will make your friends think you’re a creative genius.
Things You'll Need
- Large martini glasses
- Toppings (such as bacon bits, chopped green onions, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and softened butter)
- Serving spoons
Prepare enough mashed potatoes to feed all of your guests. Count on about 1 pound of mashed potatoes per four diners. It’s best to err on the side of too much, however. Use your favorite mashed potato recipe.
Create a sample tatertini. Fill a glass about three-quarters full with mashed potatoes. Top the potatoes with bacon bits, cheese, onions and a dollop of sour cream, or other ingredients you choose.
Set out martini glasses at the head of the table, mashed potatoes in a large serving bowl and toppings in smaller bowls on the table. Leave enough room on either side of the table so two lines can form. Provide two serving spoons in each dish. Set out dining spoons at the end of the table for your guests to pick up.
Gather your guests near the table before eating and give them a brief explanation on how to create their own personalized tatertinis.