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Ramekins of duchess potatoes

Ramekins of duchess potatoes

Duchess potatoes are a mix of mashed potato and egg yolks, cooked in the oven, in a decorative shape and delicious. In this recipe they top a ramekin containing a layer of mashed potato, cooked leek, and thinly sliced bacon.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 8 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 15 min.1 hour 32 min.2 hours 47 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
20 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #1 Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.
Stage 2
40 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #2 Cook in salted boiling water until soft.
Stage 3
10 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #3 Put in a blender or a vegetable mill...
Stage 4
2 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #4 ...until you have a classic mashed potato.
Stage 5
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #5 Divide mashed potato in two, salt and pepper the first half, then over a low heat add 100 g butter and half the cream, while stirring constantly.

Set aside.
Stage 6
2 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #6 Make the duchess potatoes: salt and pepper the other half of the mashed potato, add 1 pinch grated nutmeg and 3 egg yolks.
Stage 7
1 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #7 Whip until nicely smooth and yellow.
Stage 8
15 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #8 Wash and chop 1 leek.
Stage 9
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #9 Peel and mince or finely chop 1 shallot.
Stage 10
2 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #10 In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil, add the chopped shallot, 2 cloves garlic "en chemise" (not peeled).

Cook one or two minutes.
Stage 11
10 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #11 Add chopped 1 leek, mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes.
Stage 12
10 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #12 Then add the remaining cream, salt and pepper, and leave to thicken uncovered over a low heat.

Set aside.
Stage 13
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #13 Cook 125 g small pieces of bacon in a frying pan without fat, until they are cooked but not browned.

Set aside.
Stage 14
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #14 Preheat your oven to 180°C or 356°F.

Start assembling the ramekins: butter the bottom, and put in a layer of mashed potao about 1 cm or 0.5 inch deep.
Stage 15
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #15 Add a layer of cooked leek.
Stage 16
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #16 Add some bacon.
Stage 17
5 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #17 And finish with a layer of duchess potatoes, if possible by using a forcing bag (it's prettier).
Stage 18
20 min.
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #18 Cook in the oven until duchess potatoes are golden brown (about 20 minutes).
Stage 19
Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #19 Serve hot.

Remarks

If you don't have a forcing bag, spread the duchess potatoes on top of ramekin, and shape with a fork.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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