Duchess Potatoes

A recipe to great light, fluffy, refined goodness!
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Duchess Potatoes, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, Potatoes, recipes
Cooking Method: Baked
Food Category: Potato, Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 4 lbs Potatoes I used Yukon Gold.
  • 6 tbs Butter
  • 6 cloves Garlic Crushed.
  • 1/2 cup Cream Sub 1/2 and 1/2 if you want.
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Shredded.
  • 3 ea Egg Yolks Beaten.
  • 1 tbs Truffle Oil Optional.
  • 1 ea Salt & Pepper To taste.
  • 1 ea Fresh Parsley Optional – To Garnish.


  • Gather your ingredients. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut your potatoes into 1.5" squares and place them into a large pot.
  • Cover the potatoes with cold water and add some salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pot and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from water when they are nearly falling apart with a fork.
  • Melt butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until softened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Set aside.
  • Put your potatoes through a ricer (or mash them well in a bowl).
  • Mix the garlic butter into the potatoes. Add the parmesan. Stir well.
  • Slowly add in your egg yolks while stirring. Be sure the potatoes aren't so hot as to solidify the egg. Add additional cream if the mix is too thick.
  • Using a piping bag (or other apparatus as you see fit), create and form the potatoes into your desired size & shape on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place into the oven for up to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them though as they may be done sooner.
  • Remove when the potatoes have formed a nice brown crust. Optional – Lightly brush with truffle oil.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


  • So many adjustments and variations you can use to play with the flavors.  Different kinds of cheeses, sour cream, chives, etc.  Have fun with it!
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