Ramekins of duchess potatoes

Step by step recipe:

  1. 20 min.Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #1
    Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.
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    Cook in salted boiling water until soft.
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    Put in a blender or a vegetable mill...
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    ...until you have a classic mashed potato.
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    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.
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    Make the duchess potatoes: salt and pepper the other half of the mashed potato, add 1 pinch grated nutmeg and 3 egg yolks.
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    Whip until nicely smooth and yellow.
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    Wash and chop 1 leek.
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    Peel and mince or finely chop 1 shallot.
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    In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil, add the chopped shallot, 2 cloves garlic "en chemise" (not peeled).

    Cook one or two minutes.
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    Add chopped 1 leek, mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes.
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    Then add the remaining cream, salt and pepper, and leave to thicken uncovered over a low heat.

    Set aside.
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    Cook 125 g small pieces of bacon in a frying pan without fat, until they are cooked but not browned.

    Set aside.
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    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.
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    Add a layer of cooked leek.
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    Add some bacon.
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    And finish with a layer of duchess potatoes, if possible by using a forcing bag (it's prettier).
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    Cook in the oven until duchess potatoes are golden brown (about 20 minutes).
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    Serve hot.

Remarks:

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

Source:

Home made.

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