Saturday, February 26, 2011

Potatoes Fit For A Queen (Or A Duchess)

Here is a fantastic potato dish when you want to fancy up your dinner table with just a little extra effort.  Duchess Potatoes are basically mashed potatoes bound together with eggs and any extras that suit you, then piped onto a baking sheet and cooked until browned. The results are a creamy, tasty, and might I add, elegant addition to your plate. Give them a try sometime, you'll be glad you did.

Duchess Potatoes
(Makes 8, 2 inch diameter servings)

2 large baking potatoes
1 large egg
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 Tbsp cream
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp finely grated, Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cut potatoes into 2-3 inch cubes. Boil in salted water until tender.  Let cool for 20 minutes.  Add the rest of ingredients and beat with electric mixer until very smooth.  Place potatoes in large heavy duty pastry bag, fitted with large star tip.  Pipe onto parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until browned.  Serve immediately.

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