Baby Duchess Potato Bites

Little baby bites of Duchess Potatoes for a fun and unique appetizer.

This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Isn’t it funny how our tastes change as we age? You see when I was a kid, I absolutely hated potatoes. I didn’t like baked potatoes, hash browns, fried potatoes…I even had issues with French fries unless they were really crunchy. But the worst?

The worst was mashed potatoes.

Mashed. Potatoes.

My father however, LOVES mashed potatoes and because of that, my mother made mashed potatoes probably 4 times a week. No exaggeration. And growing up in my house, you had to have some of everything that was served, and you had to eat everything on your plate. It was something right out of a scary campfire story. I’m telling you. I had developed a routine of taking the smallest scoop of potatoes I could get away with, then I would drown it in butter. I would then divide it into four sections, and eat gulp a section down at a time without even chewing it. The less I could taste it, the better.

But then I grew up and my tastes began to change. I discovered more and more that I really liked potatoes. All sorts of potatoes. I do have to admit that it took me a long time before I even attempted to try mashed potatoes. That happened just a few years ago. And now? I don’t just like them, I love them!

Today we are joining together to bring you appetizer recipes featuring Idaho® Potatoes.

I’m sharing a spin on the classic potato casserole, Duchess potatoes. Seeing as I now love all things potato, I thought this would be a great way to take a side dish and turn it into an appetizer, by piping the potatoes into small, bite-sized, ruffly mounds of joy.

To begin, preheat your oven to 475°.

Peel and cut 2 pounds of potatoes into chunks. My favorite would be Yukon Gems or Yukon Gold Idaho® potatoes.
Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Place them in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover them with a couple inches of cold water. Add 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water. Bring it all to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20-25 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Set that aside for now.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the potatoes have finished cooking, drain them in a colander and let them sit there for about 10 minutes to release some of the excess moisture and cool down a bit.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Place the potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in, or into a large bowl. Add in 2 tablespoons of room temperature butter, 1/2 teaspoon each of freshly grated nutmeg and black pepper, along with 1/4 cup half & half. Mash these all together until the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In a small dish, whisk together 3 egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add this to the potatoes and mash together until it is just smooth.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag that has a large star tip. Pipe small mounds, about the size of a half dollar onto a cookie sheet.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Brush the tops with the melted butter and pop it into your oven.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the “ruffles” are nicely browned.

Serve the bites as is or place them on top of crackers for easy “grab n’ go” bites.

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Duchess Potato Bites from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Check out all of the wonderful appetizers featuring Idaho® Potatoes.

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Baby Duchess Potato Bites

Baby Duchess Potato Bites

Little baby bites of Duchess Potatoes for a fun and unique appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb potatoes (Yukon Gems or Yukon Gold Idaho® potatoes)
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 4 Tb room temperature butter, divided
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c half & half
  • 3 egg yolks

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 475°.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks. Place them in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover them with a couple inches of cold water. Add 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water. Bring it all to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Set that aside for now.
  4. When the potatoes have finished cooking, drain them in a colander and let them sit there for about 10 minutes to release some of the excess moisture and cool down a bit.
  5. Place the potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in, or into a large bowl. Add in 2 tablespoons of room temperature butter, the nutmeg, black pepper, and half & half. Mash these all together until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. In a small dish, whisk together the egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add this to the potatoes and mash together until it is just smooth.
  7. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag that has a large star tip. Pipe small mounds, about the size of a half dollar onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Brush the tops with the melted butter and pop it into your oven.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the “ruffles” are nicely browned.
  10. Serve the bites as is or place them on top of crackers for easy “grab n’ go” bites.
  11. Enjoy!

 

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18 thoughts on “Baby Duchess Potato Bites”

  1. So funny you did not like mashed potatoes as a kid. I was the opposite and begged for them. We didn’t actually have them very often. Your grown up mashed potatoes look even better and I adore the presentation. These would be perfect for our Christmas party, so elegant.

  2. So simple and yet amazing! I’d add a touch of Dijon mustard, just because I love the flavour. Normally, I just mash the puree and serve it… now that’s some great appetizers for a party, though :)

  3. Oh my … I have always been a potato lover and these do look so good!

    I wonder if you could make them with leftover mashed potatoes? Perhaps start at step 6?

  4. I can really relate to your post. I too am a former potato hater! Now I love all things potato. I love your Dutchess potato bites, they are adorable and look like a perfect party bite!

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