Tuesday, December 9, 2008

{Meatloaf Cupcakes w/ Potato Frosting}

Thanks Fine Furious Life for confusing me. Cupcakes are suppose to be deliciously sweet and call my name when I'm in a room near them.  However, this is such a creative concept, and I love it because I'm all about cool ways to display normal every day food.  What do you think?

INGREDIENTS

For the “cupcake”:
1/3 lb. ground veal
1/3 lb. ground chuck
1/3 lb. ground pork
1 small carrot, roughly chopped
1 small onion, roughly diced
2 stalks celery, roughly diced
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
2 eggs
Salt and pepper

For the “frosting”:
7.2oz box instant mashed potatoes
Milk, per package instructions
Butter, per package instructions
Beet juice from canned beets
To garnish:
Green pepper, very finely diced
METHOD
For the “cupcake”:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Soak the breadcrumbs in the milk and set aside.
Sweat the vegetables in olive oil until softened. Transfer to a deep bowl and use an immersion blender to puree; alternatively, puree in food processor.
Mix the three meats, eggs, breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley and vegetable puree in a large bowl until an even consistency is reached.
Place meat mixture in greased muffin tins and bake until brown and shrunken away from the sides, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from tin and cool on rack.

For the “frosting”:
Prepare one sachet of instant mashed potatoes according to package instructions. To prepare the other, substitute beet juice from canned beets for the water called for in the instructions. Allow to cool.
Transfer each batch of mashed potato into a separate pastry bag (or Ziploc bag with a snipped-off corner) with your favourite pastry tip. Pipe onto cupcakes and decorate with diced green pepper.
Reheat in oven or microwave before serving.

6 comments:

Emily Edwards said...

This is ridiculously cute! I love it. My husband would not be surprised if I did something like this, but he would not utter a word if I placed this in front of him for dinner. He would just shake his head, pick up his fork and eat it. Hilarious!!!

Brenda said...

These meatloaf muffins are beyond cute. What a fun idea for a bridal shower brunch. LOVE IT!

Amy said...

Wow! I never would have thought of this. What an interesting idea. Thanks for posting. Mashed potatoes as frosting?! Who would have thought?

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wwwcharmingevent said...

Hello Yummy!! What an original idea. p.s. thanks for the tip re: my blackberry & sorry bout your hubbie's phone!

Victoria JWP Fang said...

I always love stumblingupon blog posts on amazing cupcakes and muffins, but I have to say that your delicious looking creation is by far the best I have ever seen!! Absolutely love it!!!

Juliet Douglas said...

That looks delicious!!

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