Also known as The ManWich.

This is a perfect appetizer for going over the top and impressing your guests on Halloween. It's both pretty and gruesome. :D

If you buy all the dips and fillings ready made, it's easy to put together. You've really just got to bake lots of puff pastry and then assemble! And now that I've made all the assembly mistakes you can avoid them.

If you've got lots of baking sheets laying around and some extra hands, I think this could come together in an hour or so!

Special thanks to canida for brainstorming with me and offering suggestions, and to wilgubeast for brainstorming and naming the torso ManWich! And HUGE thanks to audreyobscura for helping me take very pretty photos of the finished project - you're my hero!

P.S. Go to the last step for TONS more photos. :D

Step 1: ingredients:

This is what I used. You definitely don't have to do it this way!
  • for the torso base (skin), lung & liver bowls, ribs, etc: three packages puff pastry - Pepperidge Farms was the easiest to work with
  • an egg for eggwashin' the puff pastry
  • 16 oz+ white bean dip for one of the lungs (here's my white bean dip recipe!)
  • 16 oz+ hummus for one of the lungs (here's my recipe for hummus!)
  • pate for the liver
  • two packages smoked salmon to make the subcutaneous muscle lining the torso
  • 2 packages cream cheese for the cheeseball stomach and to keep the puff pastry bowls in place
  • shredded cheese (I used cheddar!) for the cheeseball stomach
  • a beet for the heart
  • a teeny pickle for the gallbladder
  • salami to make up the colon
I also made puff pastry intestines to go into the torso - you can find the recipe for that here!

You'll also need some parchment paper and aluminum foil to help with baking the puff pastry and beet. :) Oh, and I got some frilly toothpicks to stick in the edges of the puff pastry skin so it looked like it was pinned down to the cutting board.
<p>Thanks for sharing this... it was a hit!</p>
Oops. here it is. (I hope)
<p>So I love this idea, and will be attempting it this weekend... What did you use for the intestines? I can't figure it out. </p>
That is amazing. I love it. :D Sandwich fixings are such a smart idea!
Thanks for these instructions, my modified version was a big hit at my Post-Apocalypse Party!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! That is so exciting - I never thought anyone would make one. It looks awesome! You've made my day. :D :D :D
<p>very nice i like it </p>
<p>too good</p>
<p>Perfect human appetizer </p>
<p>amazing thanks for share </p>
<p>very nice </p>
<p>very nice</p>
<p>awesome </p>
<p>amazing i loved it</p>
this is simply amazing!!! I loved it!
<p>Wonderful </p>
<p>Eeeew. That's gross. Which is a sure sign it will be a hit with the kids. At least the ones I know. </p>
Absolutely gruesome! I'm not sure I'd be able to eat it. It's a bit like the Kitty Litter cake I've made (by request) several times. Looks like a used litter box - complete with little piles of s__ oftened mini Tootsie rolls. Delicious but there have always been a few whose eyes overrule their appetites.
lol the pickle is perfectly placed! wink wink.
Yuck. And also just great! Kids would love this for a Halloween party!
nasty fating artery clogging nitrite garbage process chemicals shit pile junk food I am not stupid enough to make or eat I have better since than that. I don't eat junk food.
<p>I would eat everything, thanks for sharing this</p>
damn, hannibal would be proud
Outstanding Jessy! And congratulations on being featured on the Huffington Post :)
The Huffington Post? Where? When? Oh! Oh! Tell me more. Please
eeww-yuck! That is DISGUSTING!!!! Way to go ;0) LOVE it!
My wife teaches Anatomy at a local college. The next get together they have, I will be making this. Great job, love it.
Awesome idea! Here is my version from our Halloween party. We had hummous and jarlsburg dips in the two lungs and spinach artichoke dip in the liver. Lots of meats and cheeses surround the organs for sandwiches. i added a skull skewer head with goat cheese grapes.
BTW - Far less intimidating than I thought it would be. The puff pastry is very forgiving. I skipped the puff pastry spine/base and had the corpse resting on a bed of chopped lettuce which could also be used in sandwiches. It was a huge hit at the party and I would encourage anyone to gve it a try.
this would be great for my birthday...even if it is close to Christmas!! Thanks for sharing.
I think I would used canned cranberry and carve the heart and wrap in gelatin. <br> <br>I really enjoyed the 3D view from 123D, Instructables need to include that in the submission process!
I think I would used canned cranberry to make the heart and wrap in genital. <br> <br>I really enjoyed the 3D view from 123D, Instructables need to include that in the submission process!
Best Halloween food item EVER. I LOVE IT!!!!!
They all look so good. I think I've gained a pound or two just looking at the pics. Thanks for all the recipes together.
that looks AWESOME, Where did the idea come from.
Hey Jessy-<strong>WINNER</strong>-ratfink... Congrats on winning Autodesk's Halloween Food Contest!!!<br> <br> <strike>Great </strike>Gross Job!!! ;-D
I am still amazed by all of the work you did on this.
This is just plain awesome!
This is a riot, great job!!
what is on the liver?
The aspic that came on the pate. I thought it made it look extra gross. :D

About This Instructable


207 favorites


Bio: Part of the Instructables Design Studio, former Contest Manager! I like embroidering, dancing, eating, jrpgs and inexplicably cute animals. // follow me for even more tutorials ... More »
More by jessyratfink: halloween eyeball wreath high altitude brownie recipe How to use a pressure cooker (and choose which one to buy)
Add instructable to: