Categories:French Mashed Potatoes Side Dishes Vegetarian Recipe Index
Duchess Potatoes, also known as Pommes de Terre Duchesse, are a simple pureed potato dish that makes a very elegant presentation. In fact, Duchess Potatoes are a great way to take a dish like mashed potatoes from home-style to high-class without much effort! Your guests will ooh and ahh at the beautiful swirls of potatoes.
The classic French recipe are cooked potatoes that are blended with egg yolks, butter, and cream, and then piped into a decorative shape and baked. This is an easy-to-make dish that looks fancy. All you need to do is place prepared mashed potatoes into a piping or pastry bag and pipe the mashed potatoes onto a baking sheet in any shape you like.
Serve with beef tenderloin for an impressive dinner to serve your family and friends. Also serve with the classic Pork Crown Roast for your next holiday meal.
Duchess Potato Recipe:
To bake later: Loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Recipe can be prepared to this point, covered and refrigerated, up to 24 hours. Remove plastic wrap and spray lightly with vegetable oil spray before baking.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place baking sheet on middle rack in oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. NOTE: The size of the duchess potatoes and the desired level of crispiness on the edges will indicate the amount of time that they should be baked.