The Duchess potatoes They are a classic in French gastronomy but they have crossed borders for a long time and it is already a bit of a classic in all the gastronomies of the world. A very elegant garnish, ideal to accompany meats, these easy and delicious homemade duchess potatoes are nothing but a mashed potato, but enriched with egg yolk and baked for a few minutes.
If you want a garnish of height, without a doubt, these duchess potatoes They will make your table shine. They are easy to make and the result is 10. In RecetasGratis we tell you how to get a traditional duchess potato so that it looks on your table without any complications.
4 diners 1h 30m Accompaniment Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Baked recipes, Traditional French recipe Ingredients:
- 600 grams of potatoes
- 50 grams of butter
- 3 egg yolks
- 25 grams peeled hazelnuts
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
The first thing we are going to do to make our homemade duchess potatoes is to peel and wash the potatoes. Chop them if you want them to cook earlier. Put them in a pot with water and salt to taste. The we will cook until tender for about 30-40 minutes.
Trick: It is better to use old potatoes that have more starch.
Once the potatoes are cooked and tender, drain the water well and mash them with a fork. It is better not to do it with the mixer so that they do not release water. We also incorporate the chopped butter, a little salt and pepper. Crush until you get a puree to easily mold duchess potatoes.
Trick: The butter will melt quickly if we add it to the still hot potatoes. This preparation is known as duchess puree.
Let the mashed potatoes warm slightly and add the yolks one by one and we mix quickly so that the yolk does not curdle.
Trick: As for this recipe for duchess potatoes we will not need the egg whites, you can freeze them for months or until we need them for another preparation, tightly closed in a plastic bag.
We preheat the oven to 180 ºC. While the mash cools down a bit, we split the hazelnuts finely with a knife.
We line a tray with baking paper and put the mashed potatoes in a pastry bag with a star-shaped nozzle. We make eight big piles mash with the sleeve (you have to spend it all). We will separate the piles from each other, because when baking the homemade duchess potatoes usually extend sideways a little.
Sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts and lower the peak that we have made with the nozzle a little, so that the hazelnuts are better on top. Bake with heat up and down at 180 ºC for 10-15 minutes or until you see a little gold on the edges.
Trick: You can cook the fried or baked duchess potatoes but in the original recipe they are baked.
Better if we serve immediately the Duchess potatoes.
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