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duchess potatoes #4

Duchess Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes,


  • lb. russet potatoes about 4
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 2 egg yolks plus 1 egg mixed with 1 tsp. heavy cream, lightly beaten
  • ? tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 400°. Using a fork, prick potatoes all over; place on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, 1½ hours; let cool, then peel and pass through a food mill or ricer.
  • Mix potatoes, butter, yolks, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a bowl; transfer to a piping bag fitted with a ¾" star tip. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and working in a tight circular motion, pipe twelve 2½" cones about 2" high. Brush with egg mixture; bake until golden brown, 40–45 minutes.