Duchess Potatoes

These heavenly creations consist of a purée of mashed potato combined with butter and egg yolks. The beauty of Duchess Potatoes lies not only in their taste, but also in their presentation. The purée is skillfully piped or hand-moulded into various shapes, which are then baked in a high temperature oven until golden and crispy. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply looking to elevate your home cooking, Duchess Potatoes are a versatile and elegant side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Serve them alongside a succulent roast beef, steaks, braised short ribs, or even a delicate piece of fish.

Duchess Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: mashed potatoes, pomme de terre duchesse
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 80kcal
Cost: $5
Red meat best pairing
Print Recipe


  • 1 Baking tray
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 2 Pastry bowls
  • 1 Rubber spatula
  • 1 Pastry bag
  • 1 Large open star pastry tip


Pomme Duchesse

  • 350 g cooked potatoes
  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g comté or gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 40 g egg yolks


Duchess Potatoes

  • Cook potatoes in salted water for 30 minutes until fork tender. Peel potatoes and pass through a food mill. In a saucepan, mix potatoes with the butter and stir up on medium heat, then add the cheese. Transfer potato mixture to a bowl, add the egg yolks and stir swiftly; eggs must not cook. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Preheat fan oven to 400ºF/200ºC.
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  • Pipe duchess potatoes into desired shapes using a large open start piping tip. You can spoon them out if you don't have piping tips.
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  • Bake duchess potatoes for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Serving: 80g | Calories: 80kcal

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