*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Crawfish Mashed Potatoes
 
 Recipe By     :ESSENCE OF EMERIL SHOW #EE2433
 Serving Size  :      Preparation Time :
 Categories    :New Text Import		Essence of Emeril
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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        2  pounds        white potatoes, -- peeled, diced                       
        4  tablespoons   butter                                                 
        1  pound         crawfish tails, -- cooked                              
        1  teaspoon      minced garlic                                          
        1  tablespoon    chopped chives                                         
                         Salt and white pepper                                  
      1/2  to 1 cup      heavy cream                                            
                                                                                
 Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Season the water with salt.
 Bring the potatoes up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the potatoes
 until fork tender, about 8-10 minutes.  Remove from the heat and drain. Place
 the drained potatoes back in the pot and return to the heat.  Cook the
 potatoes for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, to dehydrate the potatoes. In a
 saute pan, melt the butter. Saute the potatoes in the melted butter for 2
 minutes. Stir in the garlic and chives. Season the crawfish with Essence.
 Using a hand-held masher, mash the potatoes with the remaining butter. Fold in
 the crawfish and continue mashing. Add in enough cream to the desired texture.
 Season the mashed potatoes with salt and white pepper. Spoon the two sauces on
 the bottom of the plate. Using a knife, swirl the 2 sauces together. Mound the
 potatoes in the center of the sauce. Lay the fish directly on top of the
 potatoes. Garnish with the fried herb salad, parsley, and peppers.
 
 Yield: 4 serving
 
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