Duchess Potatoes

A very simple but very tasty dish that will go down well at the heart of any Christmas feast.


  • 6-8 potatoes (peeled and mashed)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped parsley


  1. This is a very simple but tasty potato dish to use for a Christmas lunch. Very simply, to start you just peel, boil and mash the potatoes.
  2. Allow the potatoes to cool slightly and then mix in the egg yolks and the chopped parsley.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag (if the mixture is not soft enough to pipe successfully mix in a little heated milk to correct the consistency)
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6).
  5. Pipe the potatoes into a beehive shape onto a greased or lined baking tray.
  6. Brush with a little egg wash and either bake for 12-15 minutes or refrigerate until required.


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