“Homie the Clown,” season 6, episode 15
Since I’m working my way up to the nacho hat, it’s time to tackle a more sculptural dish. None of this delicious cupcake crap. Let’s dig into some weird food that wouldn’t otherwise exist outside of a Simpsons episode.
And while The Simpsons is full of wonderfully bizarre food, for this month’s edition we’re focusing on the season 6 gem, “Homie the Clown.” Homer becomes so obsessed with attending Krusty’s clown school that he sees clowns everywhere he looks and makes a circus tent mashed potato sculpture, Close Encounters style. Read the rest of the article here and make your own mash-terpiece below.
Circus Tent Mashed Potatoes
Serves a gaggle of clowns
2 (13.75-ounce) boxes of instant mashed potato flakes
- Add the mashed potato flakes to a very large mixing bowl. Add enough hot water to make the mixture moist but stiff. Mix well and let cool until cool enough to handle.
- Add the mashed potatoes to a plate and use your hands to form into a circus tent shape, creating straight sides, a sloping top, and a pointed peak. Flag is optional.
Note: I found it easiest to use my (freshly washed) hands, and would dip my fingers in warm water when making the final touches to smooth everything out. I cheated a bit with the flag on top, covering a little paper flag I made using a toothpick with mashed potatoes.