Duchess Potatoes

Published August 27, 2012 by thepinkgourmet

This makes a really nice side dish.  These are really light and fluffy.  I am always up for new things to do with potatoes. I also liked the way they looked. I thought they were really pretty.  I know it sounds complicated but it really is not.

Duchess Potatoes



2 pounds potatoes


Salt to taste

2 tablespoons salted butter

¾ cup grated cheddar cheese

½ teaspoon ground white pepper

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon water

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1 medium pot and cover

1 large bowl

1 potato masher

1 rubber spatula

1 large plastic zip bag

6 small ramekin bowls
1 baking sheet/tray

1 small bowl

1 pastry brush

1.  Peel potatoes, add to pot, cover and bring to a boil. When the pot comes to a boil, add salt to taste. Cook until fork tender.

2.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

3.  Mash potatoes while hot and ensure that there are no lumps. Add butter, white pepper and cheese to potatoes while it is still hot. Mix thoroughly and taste for seasoning (salt and pepper).

4.  Mix in beaten egg ensuring that it is fully incorporated into the mixture.

5.  Snip one bottom-end of the plastic zip bag about ¾-inch across.

6.  Add the potato mixture to the bag and squeeze the top in order to force the mixture through the hole in the bag.

7.  Pipe the potatoes into the ramekins going in a circular motion until the ramekin is filled about 1 above the rim. Repeat until all the bowls are filled. Transfer the bowls onto baking sheet/tray.

8.  In the small bowl, add the paprika and ½ teaspoon water and make into a paste. Using the pastry brush, lightly brush the edges of the potatoes.

9.  Sprinkle the top with chopped parsley.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.

10.  Serve hot


The first step is to peel your potatoes.  I used Yukon Gold for my potatoes.

You need to bring your potatoes to a boil and cook until fork tender.


When your potatoes are done you want to mash them until they are smooth.

While the potatoes are hot you want to add your butter, cheese and white pepper to the mashed potatoes.

Your potatoes should look something like this…..  At this point you can adjust your seasoning.

Now you are ready to add the beaten egg to the potatoes.  You will want to mix this up well!

Add your potato mixture to a food storage baggie and cut off a corner of the baggie.

You want to pipe your potato mixture into small ramekins, try to put the  mixture in the ramekins like a big snake. As you can see I did not do the best job but that’s ok….


Next you want to mix your paprika with a little water and brush this on top of your potatoes in the ramekins.  I like the way this looks!!!

Add a little chopped or torn parsley to the top of each potato you have and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Take these out of  the oven when they are lightly brown.

Look how light and fluffy they look.   I was surprised at how light they tasted as well.  I really hope you will give these a try!! 🙂

I give this recipe out of 4……

2 comments on “Duchess Potatoes

  • That looks good. I have seen recipes in cook books for Duchess Potatoes but have never given it a try. That would be nice for a Sunday dinner. Thanks for the recipe. The storm has blown by and things are back to normal.

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