Thursday, July 5, 2012

Meat & Potato "Cupcakes"

Meatloaf and mashed potato "cupcakes"

For meatloaf part:

- 1 lb Ground beef
- Salt
- Black pepper
- Paprika (or favourite seasonings)
- Chopped parsley (or whatever herbs you prefer)
- Finely diced onion
- Finely diced garlic (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp Bread crumbs
- 1/2 tbsp Oil or butter (if the meat is not so lean you can omit this incase they get too oily)
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Half tsp dijon or english style mustard

Mix it all up and make little balls like a meatball, then flatten them into the cupcake paper that you lined your muffin tins with.

To make the "frosting"

- Potatoes
- Salt
- Food colouring
- Milk
- Butter

Peel, chop and boil potatoes until knife/fork tender.

In a bowl using a potato masher mash the hot potatoes up (if you over whip/mix potatoes they get gummy) Adding a bit of butter, salt, and enough milk to absorb and make a nice cream consistency.

Fit a nice fine sieve over another bowl and add the mashed potatoes, then using a spatula press it through so it's perfectly smooth. It should be totally lump free.

Add desired colours of food colouring, begin with a few drops and add more as needed.

It is better to pipe the potatoes out while it's still warm ..... make sure your meatloafs are cooled though and then using a piping bag and tip begin to pipe out the "frosting".

Now they're ready! They'll look so pretty and real, see if your loved ones can tell the difference.

For an extra touch place them in a golden or decorative cupcake liner, something thicker to mask the "meatloaf" part in case it shows through the original paper.

1 comment:

Betty said...

They look very pretty!