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Make THE MARTIAN-Style Potatoes for Your 2016 Oscar Party

It’s the biggest night of the year for movies and we’re ready to celebrate! Gather the troops and root for your favorite nerdy nominations by throwing your very own geeky Oscars party. Themed treats and fancy decor are at the ready, so bring on the shiny and chrome statues!

With seven nominations, including one for Best Picture, The Martian is indeed a favorite at this year’s Academy Awards. And since it’s a favorite among fans as well, this is something you’ll surely want to celebrate… most likely with an extra helping of potatoes. But don’t feel lost the vast cosmos of party prep at your Oscar party this year; just channel your inner Mark Watney and engineer some delicious savory treats for your guests. Or, you know, buy them at the grocery store.

Mini spuds become elegant hors d’oeuvres when roasted and topped with a touch of Greek Yogurt. Paired with a coffee that replicates a Martian moonrise, you definitely won’t want to leave these party eats behind.

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Martian Potato Appetizers
– 1 pound mini potatoes
– 2 Tablespoons olive oil
– 2 teaspoons garlic salt
– 1/2 teaspoon pepper
– 4 ounces Greek Yogurt
– fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prep a baking sheet with silpats or parchment.

Wash and dry the potatoes and place on the prepped baking sheet.

Drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through.

Let cool slightly then cut a small lengthwise slit out of the top of each potato. Add a small scoop of Greek Yogurt and garnish with a parsley sprig.

Place on a platter to serve.

Martian Coffee
(serves 4)
– 2 cups cold coffee
– ice
– 2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
– 1 teaspoon water

In a small bowl stir together the condensed milk and water until slightly thinned. Set aside.
Pour the coffee into four glasses, adding the ice, then pour the condensed milk on top to serve.

Will you be celebrate the Oscars with your own Martian Oscars Party? Tag @nerdist and @justjennrecipes on instagram to show us your party pics!

IMAGES: Jenn Fujikawa

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