Duchesse Potatoes

These are a perfect addition to your dinner – especially if it is your Easter fare. It will serve 8. The only thing you need is a piping bag with a large star tip. Easy but looks elegant.

 

  • 8 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 4 large egg yolks, separated
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream at room temperature
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley for garnish

Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water over high heat. Cook until very tender. Drain and return the pan to the heat, shaking the pan for about a minute or until all the moisture is evaporated.

Using a ricer set over a large bowl, process all the potatoes, allowing to cool for about 5 minutes. With a spatula, add the butter, 2 egg yolks, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Taste to adjust the seasoning, if needed.

Spoon the potato mixture into the piping bag and pipe 16 rosettes on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Beat the remaining 2 eggs lightly and brush very gently the rosettes. In a preheated 400 degree oven, bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

Sprinkle with the parsley and serve 2 rosettes per plate.

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