Absolutely gorgeous Duchess Potatoes that are unbelievably easy to make and make a fantastic looking side dish!
A classic French side dish, my duchess potatoes recipe is very easy to make but looks and tastes great.
We usually serve them at Thanksgiving as they are a real crowd pleaser, but they are great any time of the year.
Tips for Making Duchess Potatoes
You can boil the potatoes ahead of time, and mash them, this will save you some time when you want to actually pipe and bake them.
If you peel the potatoes ahead but are not cooking them right away you’ll need to submerge them in a pot or bowl of cold water or they will start to brown after a while if they are left out.
If you’re cooking for someone who is dairy free you can use a dairy free butter substitute such as Earth Balance, or Pure Margarine if you are in the UK.
Don’t be tempted to over mash or puree the mashed potatoes for your duchess potatoes otherwise you’ll end up with sticky gluey potatoes. If you have a potato ricer you can use that, but it’s not essential.
On the other hand, if you have too many big lumps in your mashed potatoes you’ll find it very hard to pipe them properly as the lumps will get stuck in the piping bag tip.
I use a large piping bag fitted with a wide star tip such as a 1M tip is what I prefer. If you do not have a piping bag you could try adding the potatoes to a ziplock type bag and cut the corner off and try piping it out of that, but it won’t look nearly as good.
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Kitchen Items needed to make Duchess Potatoes
Large Pan – If you want to serve this to a crowd (this amount only serves four) then you’ll need a large enough pot to boil the potato
Piping Bag – I prefer to buy re-usable washable piping bags but if that’s not your thing you can always buy disposable bags.
1M Piping Tip – this is the 1M tip that I like to use to pipe Duchess Potatoes, but you can use any large wide tip shape you prefer.
Potato Masher – you’ll need a basic potato masher to get all the lumps out.
Potato Ricer – this is not essential but a potato ricer is a really fun tool and it will provide the smoothest mashed potatoes ever.
Sheet Pan – You’ll need a half sheet pan to pipe the potatoes onto, I also line mine with parchment to prevent them sticking and for easy clean up.
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Pretty, piped, Duchess Potatoes! easy but fancy baked mashed potatoes. They are Gluten Free, vegetarian and whole30.
- 8 medium potatoes , peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp butter, or omit if preferred , or dairy free margarine (but not for paleo/w30)
- 3 egg yolks
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 200C/400F
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Boil the potatoes in water for about 20 minutes or until they are soft, but not over cooked and mushy.
- Once they are cooked drain well, add in the egg yolks, butter and a little salt and pepper.
- Mash until they are smooth and soft, but don't overdo it or they will get sticky and glue like.
- Pipe onto the parchment lined sheet pan to make small swirly shapes.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until they turn a little brown on the edges.