Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are probably the most expensive mashed potatoes you will ever make! I read a review of a restaraunt in NYC that serves this dish, and was intrigued. Found this on epicurious.com. A perfect side dish for a romantic dinner or special event, such as Valentine's Day. Note the recipe only serves 2, if you plan to make more, you may have to take out a second mortgage on the house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the lobster tail in large saucepan of boiling, salted water until just opaque in center, about 7 minutes.
  2. Using tongs, transfer lobster to work surface and cool slightly (reserve water in pan).
  3. Remove lobster meat from shell.
  4. Cut meat into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  5. Bring 1/3 cup milk to simmer in a medium saucepan.
  6. Add lobster meat and tarragon; cover and set aside.
  7. Return reserved water in pan to boil.
  8. Add potatoes and boil until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  9. Drain potatoes; return to pan and mash.
  10. Add butter and lobster mixture to mashed potatoes and stir until butter melts.
  11. Season potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

These are just a tad bland for my taste. I did use the heavy cream as suggested by the other reviewer and that made them much creamier. I also used the Yukon Gold (Butter-Brand) potatoes. The next time I make these I am going to add more tarragon and possibly some garlic & extra butter. But this is a wonderful starting point!

Lisa in Newton March 16, 2009

jakes in manayunk,pa serves these too, it's their signature side dish. and so do i at chez chia. i used heavy cream, and peeled yukon gold potatoes,lots of grated sea salt & pepper, these are to die for!

chia November 23, 2003

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