I’ve been wanting to make duchess potatoes for ages and every time I was about to get myself to, I got lazy and opted for “easier” options…I’m not sure why but Duchess Potatoes always seemed to me very complicated and labor intense…
A few weeks ago I finally decided to stop being so lame and make the damn duchess…Oh guys I was wrong! Making Duchess Potatoes is actually really easy and they look fancy and pretty, perfect for a special dining occasion!
Impress your guest with almost ZERO effort!
Here is the recipe
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 4 medium size potatoes
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg (more to test)
- black pepper
- 1 whole egg
Wash, peel and boil the potatoes
Put them in a bowl and mash them down. Allow to cool down
add egg yolks, salt, nutmeg, pepper, butter and heavy cream
Stir all the ingredients together
Transfer to a large pastry bag
and pipe through a large star tip in a circular/upward spiral motion
Chill the piped potatoes for half an hour.
Next, make an egg wash by mixing 1 egg with 1 tbsp. heavy cream. Lightly brush the piped potatoes with egg wash
Bake at 180 C (375 F) until golden brown around the edges
Make ahead tip! Store in the fridge, then bake them at the last minute!