Herbed Duchess Potatoes; my love affair continues….
Ever since my love affair of Trini food started some ten years ago, I’ve developed an obsession with food on the whole. No, ah not greedy lol ….Like I’ve told many around me, “Is like ah have a cooking Jumbie, awa?” hahaha. Honestly, I’m never without ideas for the next post or two or five. Recipes just flow in an unending cycle…
Recipe Inspiration Abounds
I’ll be watching TV or just doing work on my computer and an idea would come to me. It would be a recipe that’s needed to be done or just a different perspective on an already established recipe on the site. All jokes aside, even though I enjoy doing the recipes and bringing happiness to all, I really do enjoy seeing the creativity of my Trini people when it comes to cooking. Talk about sweet hand!
Since I started our Simply Trini Cooking Group on facebook, people have been coming in droves. They have been posting recipe photos at a break neck speed. Teaching me a thing or two in the process too. I believe in time everyone so inclined will get the opportunity to post their ideas on Simply Trini Cooking. There are too many good trini cooks out there that deserve some recognition for their hard work and innovation. Our doors are open to all; to those who behave themselves and read the rules.
Behold! Duchess Potatoes!
Anyway, back to my recipe obsession…..
There I was web hopping one day checking out recipe pics when a recipe caught my eye. It was duchess potatoes. I’d never heard of it and after a quick perusal of the steps I wondered to myself, how would it taste if I did it “trinistyle”?
A few lights brightened my mind, all down to the crevices of my grey matter. I was illumined by the thought. And thus herbed duchess potatoes came to life. It has a beautiful name plus a beautiful taste. A really great addition to any plate I might add. And, what I like is that you can present it in different ways too. You can really go to town with this herbed duchess potatoes oui…
Hey! look at that! …I’ve been over talking again and you all haven’t been bored as yet lol. Let me get to our exquisite herbed duchess potatoes recipe, before you all pelt meh with toilet paper and boo meh off the stage lol hahahahaha. Enjoy.
HERBED DUCHESS POTATOES
7 medium potatoes
1 cup grated cheese
2 – 3 tablespoons butter
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp parsley
3 egg yolks
1 tbsp garlic, grated
1/4 cup evaporated milk, room temperature
2 tsp chadon beni, minced
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp nutmeg, grated
1 tsp thyme, finely chopped
salt to taste
Boil, peel and mash potatoes.
Add butter, seasonings, milk, whipping cream, eggs, salt and cheese. Mix well.
Here’s where you have a choice of presentations to bake the herbed duchess potatoes.
1. You can pipe the potato onto a baking sheet using a large star tip.
2. Place into mounds and just mark ridges using a fork if you’re creative you can still create the swirl effect…but who really has the patience lol.
3. Place the mashed potato in a greased baking dish, like a casserole. I got this Idea from Elise over at Simply Recipes
Anyway, in my case I piped a few but eventually placed my herbed duchess potatoes in a casserole dish and piped some designs on top…Style in meh a**… Uh! tail lol ….Back to the last step.
Place in a greased dish and bake at 350 degrees F 20 – 25 mins or until golden brown.
See how easy that was? Again this was a beautiful and simple recipe to do for you all… And it have ah fancy name too …Herbed Duchess Potatoes…just love how it rolls off the tongue all prim and proper. So wow your friends and family then come back and comment below.
Ah gone 🙂
P.S. If you liked this recipe try pairing it with some Baked Parmesan Chicken and make it a satisfying meal.