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Make Ahead Duchess Potatoes

Simple to make and elegant to serve, these Duchess Potatoes freeze beautifully for a make-ahead side dish for your holiday or any time feast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Duchess Potatoes
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream


  • Wash potatoes; prick all over with fork. Microwave for 18 minutes, turning twice, or until fully cooked. Let cool 10 minutes.
  • Cut potatoes in half; scoop pulp into potato ricer and process into large bowl. Add butter and mix well with wooden spoon until the butter is melted and well blended (do not use electric mixer). Add salt, freshly ground pepper, and nutmeg; stir to combine. Correct seasonings.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time; mix well with a wooden spoon until well blended. Add cream; mix well with wooden spoon until well blended.
  • While still warm, place mixture in a pastry bag with a 1M tip. Pipe onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil. (Note: May be made in advance up to this point and frozen.) (See Tip 1)
  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Brush potatoes lightly with egg wash. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 12 Duchess Potatoes.


  1. To freeze the Duchess Potatoes, I pipe them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then, I put the piped Duchess Potatoes on the baking sheet in the freezer. Once they are frozen, I transfer the Duchess Potatoes to a Ziploc bag and place them in the freezer. To heat, I place the frozen Duchess Potatoes on a baking sheet and brush them with an egg wash. Then, I place them in a preheated 400°F oven for 35 minutes. If the Duchess Potatoes have thawed, then I bake them with the egg wash for 30 minutes in a preheated 400°F oven. 


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 318mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.7mg