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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:

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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

1 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #1Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes. 20 min.
2 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #2Cook in salted boiling water until soft. 40 min.
3 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #3Put in a blender or a vegetable mill... 10 min.
4 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #4...until you have a classic mashed potato. 2 min.
5 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #5Divide 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.
5 min.
6 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #6Make the duchess potatoes: salt and pepper the other half of the mashed potato, add 1 pinch grated nutmeg and 3 egg yolks. 2 min.
7 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #7Whip until nicely smooth and yellow. 1 min.
8 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #8Wash and chop 1 leek. 15 min.
9 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #9Peel and mince or finely chop 1 shallot. 5 min.
10 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #10In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil, add the chopped shallot, 2 cloves garlic "en chemise" (not peeled).

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

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

Set aside.
5 min.
14 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #14Preheat 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.
5 min.
15 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #15Add a layer of cooked leek. 5 min.
16 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #16Add some bacon. 5 min.
17 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #17And finish with a layer of duchess potatoes, if possible by using a forcing bag (it's prettier). 5 min.
18 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #18Cook in the oven until duchess potatoes are golden brown (about 20 minutes). 20 min.
19 Ramekins of duchess potatoes : Photo of step #19Serve 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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
396757 gr228 gr314 gr
198 %22 %22 %48 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2093 gr12 gr17 gr
10 %1 %1 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4957 gr28 gr39 gr
25 %3 %3 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 8 people : 4.77 €
Per person : 0.60 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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