|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|1 hour 15 min.||1 hour 32 min.||2 hours 47 min.|
|1||Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.||20 min.|
|2||Cook in salted boiling water until soft.||40 min.|
|3||Put in a blender or a vegetable mill...||10 min.|
|4||...until you have a classic mashed potato.||2 min.|
|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.
|6||Make 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||Whip until nicely smooth and yellow.||1 min.|
|8||Wash and chop 1 leek.||15 min.|
|9||Peel and mince or finely chop 1 shallot.||5 min.|
|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.
|11||Add chopped 1 leek, mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes.||10 min.|
|12||Then add the remaining cream, salt and pepper, and leave to thicken uncovered over a low heat.
|13||Cook 125 g small pieces of bacon in a frying pan without fat, until they are cooked but not browned.
|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.
|15||Add a layer of cooked leek.||5 min.|
|16||Add some bacon.||5 min.|
|17||And finish with a layer of duchess potatoes, if possible by using a forcing bag (it's prettier).||5 min.|
|18||Cook in the oven until duchess potatoes are golden brown (about 20 minutes).||20 min.|
For 8 people : 4.77 €
Per person : 0.60 €
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