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Duchess Potatoes

Duchess Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Duchess potatoes are just another name for fancy mashed potatoes!



2.5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” pieces

3 T cold unsalted butter, plus more for greasing parchment

3 large egg yolks  (1 is for brushing on top)

1/4 c heavy cream plus 2 t heavy cream for top of potatoes

Salt and fresh pepper


In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold, well salted water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce heat so that the water slowly simmers and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well. Let potatoes sit 5 minutes.

Return potatoes to pot. Add butter and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir in two egg yolks,  and 1/4 c heavy cream.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and butter lightly. Using a 1/2 c measure, drop 8 to 10 portions on parchment. Using the back of a spoon, create a small well in the center of each portion. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

These may now be taken off of baking sheet and frozen in a large zip lock bag.

OR…preheat oven to 450. Whisk remaining egg yolk and 2 t cream. Brush on potatoes and bake until golden, about 15 minutes.


*Prep time includes boiling time.