Duchess Potatoes

Duchess Potatoes

Want your mashed potatoes to be a touch more fancy?

Yield:
Servings
Author: The Food Channel
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted cut into ¼-inch cubes and softened
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, light beaten
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Fill a large pot with cold water, add salt and bring it to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and boil until tender.
  3. While the potatoes are still hot add cream, 3 tablespoons butter, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and baking powder. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Let cool to room temperature. Gently fold in the remaining butter until pieces are evenly distributed.
  4. Transfer potato mixture to piping bag fitted with ½-inch star tip (you can use a gallon size baggie with snipped off corner) and pipe eight 4-inch wide mounds of potatoes on baking sheet.
  5. Spray the tops of the potatoes lightly with butter flavored cooking spray and bake until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.