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


Stage 1 - 20 min.
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Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
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Cook in salted boiling water until soft.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Put in a blender or a vegetable mill...

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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...until you have a classic mashed potato.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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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.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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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.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Whip until nicely smooth and yellow.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
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Wash and chop 1 leek.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Peel and mince or finely chop 1 shallot.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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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.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
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Add chopped 1 leek, mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes.

Stage 12 - 10 min.
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Then add the remaining cream, salt and pepper, and leave to thicken uncovered over a low heat.

Set aside.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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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.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
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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.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
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Add a layer of cooked leek.

Stage 16 - 5 min.
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Add some bacon.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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And finish with a layer of duchess potatoes, if possible by using a forcing bag (it's prettier).

Stage 18 - 20 min.
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Cook in the oven until duchess potatoes are golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Stage 19
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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.

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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Home made.

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