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Queen Dragon Mom's Note:
This is a make-do recipe that I came up with after finding my pastry tube mysteriously gone. Since I couldn't pipe the potatoes as usual, I had to do something else. Voila, a very attractive side dish and easy to make.They are cooked as for a custard to make sure they do not dry out and they will puff much nicer with the moisture in the oven. I would also put in onion puree and perhaps minced chives for more color and flavor. Using a food processor to mix everything makes the whole process much easier and I like the consistency of the taters better. Since this is so basic, almost any savory seasoning can be used, depending on what your main course will be.
My Private Note
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- 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- 2Put an oven rack in the middle position in the oven.
- 3Cool the potatoes just enough so they can be handled, but still very warm.
- 4Mash them well and push them through a fine chinois or sieve.
- 5Turn the mash out into a food processor, using the chopping blade.
- 6Scatter the chunked butter around on the potatoes.
- 7Process for about 5 minutes until the butter is completely incorporated.
- 8It helps if the taters are still quite hot.
- 9Scrape the sides of the processor bowl, return top.
- 10Turn processor on and add eggs, starting with the whole egg.
- 11Pour them in very slowly so they incorporate but do not cook.
- 12Process until the consistency is similar to a standard souffle mixture.
- 13Set mixture aside.
- 14Bring water to a boil on the stovetop.
- 15Butter ceramic ramekins and fill 3/4 full with potato mixture.
- 16Place the ramekins on a 9x13" baking pan, set this in the center of the oven, pour boiling water to within 1/2" of the top of the cups.
- 17Bake for 1 hour, or until tops have puffed and are golden brown.
- 18Remove from oven and cool slightly on a rack.
- 19Serve warm in the ramekins.
- 20Paprika or other seasoning can be sprinkled over the top of the mixture before baking.
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Nutritional Facts for Duchesse Potatoes in Ramekins
Serving Size: 1 (104 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 206.3
- Calories from Fat 112
- Total Fat 12.5 g
- Saturated Fat 7.2 g
- Cholesterol 125.2 mg
- Sodium 22.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 20.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
- Sugars 0.9 g
- Protein 4.2 g