Sometimes I have a recipe thought that floats about my head for what feels like forever prior to it last but not least ends up on the site. This is 1 of individuals recipes. Duchess potatoes have been a classic we made back when we were A.) vegetarian but not vegan, and B.) in cook’s training back in BC. Duchess potatoes are like mashed potatoes’ fancier, snobbish older sister. Except they have very good cause for it, due to the fact they’re actually critically tasty.
Normally, duchess potatoes are little piped mountains of mashed potatoes made with egg (to stabilize them), brushed with melted butter and baked until finally crispy and golden brown. This scrumptious vegan version is every bit as golden-brown, crispy, savoury and amazingly tasty as their non-vegan counterparts.
These crispy mashed swirls get an extra kick of flavour from garlic and chives. I utilized cashew cream (soaked raw cashews + Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk) and a touch of cornstarch to make them fluffy yet secure. These potatoes hold their shape virtually properly in the oven! They’ll shed a bit of height during cooking so maker certain to pipe ’em wonderful and tall if you want correct “mountains”.
All in all, this recipe is pretty foolproof. I do have a couple of guidelines though.
First, as significantly as I adore the extra nutrition and texture of leaving the skins in my mashed potatoes, this is not the time or the location for potato skins. They’ll clog up your piping tip and make the piping element an absolute nightmare.
Second, use a quite large star tip (cake decorating guidelines ought to function properly) if you have one particular.
Third, if you don’t want to bother with piping these little guys, you can just reduce off the end of a big ziploc bag and use that or merely dollop mountains of mashed potatoes on a baking sheet and rough up the tops with a fork. The much more tiny nooks and crannies you can get out of your piping tip or fork, the crispier and much more delightful your potatoes will be!
I wanted to preserve this recipe as simple as achievable so I produced the duchess potatoes all by themselves. I think they’d be completely out-of-this-world delicious with some mushroom gravy. They’d be ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
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Prep twenty minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 60 minutes
Servings twelve potatoes
These crispy mashed mountains get an added kick of flavour from garlic and chives.
Do not depart the skins on your potatoes – they will clog your piping tip.
If you can not get your potatoes mashed smooth OR you don’t have a piping bag with a massive tip: Spoon out tall dollops of mashed potatoes on a baking sheet, rough up the texture with a fork and brush them with melted butter for baking. Alternatively, you can minimize the finish off of a massive Ziploc bag and use that as a piping bag – you must still rough up the texture with a fork just before brushing them with melted butter and baking as normal.
Soaking cashews – You can soak raw cashews in cold water overnight, or if you are brief of time just soak them in Hot or boiling water for a minimum of five-ten minutes.
Programs Side dish