Duchesse Potatoes Recipe

duchesse potatoes

A lovely way to present mashed potatoes. Piped into pyramids in individual portions, brushed with beaten egg and browned in the oven.

Ingredients for Duchesse Potatoes:

  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg)) freshly cooked potatoes
  • 3 oz  (84  g) butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ pint (150 ml) milk
  • Salt and pepper

Method for Duchesse Potatoes:

  1. Sieve the potatoes and mash well taking care no lumps remain.
  2. Heat the milk with the butter until the butter melts.
  3. Add to the potatoes with 2 beaten eggs and seasoning. Beat well until smooth.
  4. Put into a forcing bag with a ½” (1.25 cm) star pipe.
  5. Pipe into pyramids on to a greased baking tray and brush with the other beaten egg.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 7 (425°F/220°C) for 15 – 20 minutes until nicely browned.

These really do turn a mundane dish of mashed potatoes into something rather special.

Posted in Vegetarian Recipes, All Recipes, Potatoes

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