Pommes Duchesse


Pommes duchesse is a traditional French potato dish. This recipe serves up to 4 people. and is ready in about 45 minutes. Makes a perfect side dish to a good piece of meat.

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Pommes duchesse
Veronique van Ohmydish

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Published at 2015-02-28, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 45 minutes.

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Updated at: 28-09-2023

45 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Pommes duchesse


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  • 600 grams potatoes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50 grams of butter
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Piping-bag and nozzle
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Chef's knife
  • Chopping board
  • Fine sieve
  • Large saucepan
  • Large spoon / ladle
  • Oven
  • Baking tray lined with baking parchment

Pommes Duchesse

45 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 30 minutes

Pommes duchesse is a classic French dish, originally called "pommes de terre duchesse".

Start by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into large chunks, using the chef's knife and chopping board.

Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes in the pan of boiling water for 20 minutes.

Make a purée from the boiled potatoes; a quick way to do this without getting any lumps is to press the potatoes through a fine sieve using a large ladle or spoon.

Mix the butter and egg yolk through the mashed potatoes. Stir well and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Spoon the purée into a piping bag.

Pommes duchesse
Pommes duchesse

Finishing the pommes duchesse – 15 minutes

Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Pipe rosettes of the mashed potatoes onto the baking tray, then bake the pommes duchesse in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius for 10 to 15 minutes.

The final baking time depends on the power of the oven. Enjoy!

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Pommes Duchesse: frequently asked questions

How many pommes duchesse should I allow per person?

In general, you serve 100 to 125 grams of potatoes per person. In the case of these pommes duchesse, that works out at around 5 or 6 rosettes per person, depending on how large you piped them.

How long can I store pommes duchesse?

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Alternatively, freeze them and store them for up to 3 months. Make sure there is a piece of paper or plastic separating the potato rosettes.