DUCHESS HOME APPLES: the easy recipe

The  Duchesse Potatoes, or duchess potatoes, are a French culinary specialty made from mashed potatoes with the addition of eggs and shaped into rosettes, using a pocket fitted with a fluted nozzle. Placed on a baking sheet, they are golden in a hot oven for a few minutes.

Duchess potatoes are more often used as a decoration rather than a garnish. They classically accompany grilled red meat (prime rib, tournedos, entrecote, etc.).

The apples amandine are duchess potatoes shaped in the shape of almonds and breaded with chopped or slivered almonds.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 15 min
Rest time : -
Cooking time : 30 min
Total time : 45 min
Ingredients: 6 people
500 g of potatoes
50 g butter
3 nice sized eggs


  • Place the washed and peeled potatoes in a saucepan filled with cold salted water.
  • Once the boiling point has been reached, continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  • Pass the potatoes with the vegetable mill or press mashed potatoes.
  • Make sure the mashed potatoes are completely dry.
  • Desiccate on the fire adding the butter.
  • Remove from the heat and add the egg yolks.
  • Fill a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle and form small rosettes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and lightly buttered
  • Melt butter with a brush on the duchess potatoes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
  • Put in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Dress up and serve!

Quote about cooking:

“Good food is honest, sincere and straightforward.”

Élisabeth David / French country cuisine

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