Today I’m sharing a fun and easy way to kick things up a notch with your mashed potatoes for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish (or for Christmas dinner, or any occasion really)! You prepare mashed potatoes as you normally would, add some eggs, and pipe them onto a baking sheet (the fun part) to make dainty little individual servings of this holiday classic. And the good thing is you can prepare this easy Duchess Potatoes recipe 24 hours in advance so on the big day all you have to do is pop them in the oven and bake!
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Fit a large piping bag with a 1/2-inch star tip and set aside.
Set a pot of water over high heat to boil. Add the potato pieces to the water and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Transfer mixture to piping bag and pipe into little mounds (about 2 1/2" wide by 2" tall) a couple of inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden brown on the edges, rotating the baking sheets in the oven as necessary, about 15 minutes total.
The potato mounds can be prepared and stored in the fridge up to 24 hours in advance before being baked, although you may need to increase the baking time since they are starting out cold.
Alternatively, you can use Yukon Gold potatoes.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.