Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tempting Tuesdays ~ Duchess Potatoes

Attempting to stick with the holiday side dish theme, I found this gem on Heidi's So-Called Life Blog. Duchess Potatoes is an easy way to dress up your favorite mashed potatoes. I also got a thumbs up from both of my kiddos because they thought they tasted better than tater tots. Go me!


2 pounds of baking potatoes
1/2 cup of butter, plus additional melted butter for topping
salt and peper to taste
1 egg

Peel and quarter your potatoes. I figured out about five large potatoes equaled two pounds.

I put the potatoes in water then set it to boil. You can boil your water first, then add your potatoes if you wish. End result should be potatoes cooked until fork tender. Drain and transfer back to pot or in a separate bowl. Add butter, salt, and pepper and mash well. You can do this with a fork, hand mixer, or standing mixer. Whichever way you do it, try to get as many of the lumps out as possible. Allow your potatoes to cool for 15-20 minutes then add your egg and mix well.

Transfer potatoes into your piping bag fitted with a large star tip. This is where having lumps could be a problem and clog up your tip. Pipe your potatoes onto your foil lined or greased baking sheet to form swirling peeks about 2 inches across. Brush with melted butter.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

Perfect balance of crispy and creamy. Plus they add a little flair to your table.

What are some of your favorite potato dishes?

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