Monday, January 11, 2010

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Loaded Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Good Monday morning Foodies! I hope everyone had a awesome Holiday season! I feel SO bad about not posting for the last few weeks, but there was a lot of stuff going on here that prevented me from cooking.
But that's all over with, and I'm back with a new decadent recipe for a decadent new decade.
This recipe, is the collaborative efforts of myself, and Lobster Gram's Creative Director Nancy.
Nancy's mashed potatoes were famous throughout the office for years.
They were a creamy, decadent, toe-curling legend.
Now...they are even better.
We have added bacon, lobster and more cream cheese.
They are the mouthwatering stuff that the best food fantasies are made of.
These are OMG Mashed Potatoes.
Then, I experienced a big, fat foodie fail... The first of the new decade.
Nancy & I decided it would be awesome if we were able to fry the mashed potatoes in little balls to serve as appetizers.
We fried, they started to brown...and they completely collapsed.
I had a frying pan of oil, and mush.
But the consolation prize was a mountain of Loaded Lobster Mashed Potatoes.
That works for me. Enjoy the recipe!

Loaded Lobster Mashed Potatoes
8 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
2 Bouillon Cubes
1 Clove of Fresh Garlic
1/4 Cup Full Fat Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup warm milk
4 tablespoons salted butter
5 pieces bacon, crumbled
1 1/2 cup Maine Lobster Meat, chopped
1/2 large red pepper, finely chopped
1/2 large red onion, finely chopped
Extra virgin olive oil

Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Add 2 boullion cubes, and 1 clove of fresh garlic to the water and cover until it has reached a full rolling boil. While water is heating up, cube your potatoes. When the water is boiling, add potatoes and cook until a fork can easily pass through a potato chunk.
Drain potatoes, return them to the pot and mash. Add cream cheese, butter, milk and salt to taste and blend well.
Once that is blended, add some olive oil to a saute pan, and toss in your chopped red pepper and onion. Saute until fragrant and fold into potatoes.
Fold crumbled bacon and Lobster Meat into the mashed potatoes.
Blend well, serve immediately.