Duchess Potatoes recipe is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Here is the recipe that will leave people wanting seconds! Courtesy of Elegant Affairs Caterers

  • 2 ½ pounds  potatoes
  • 6 large egg yolks, room temp
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temp cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated romano cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and arrange the racks to divide the oven into thirds. Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper and set aside.

Wash and peel the potatoes and slice them into 1-inch chunks. Place the potato chunks in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Generously salt the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer potatoes until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Drain the potatoes in a colander and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with an electric mixer until smooth. Then mix in the egg yolks, one at a time, with a rubber spatula. Add the butter, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir until well combined.

Transfer the potato mash to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star piping tip. Pipe 12 round mounds onto each prepared baking sheet leaving space in between each mound. Sprinkle the mounds with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake both sheets for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops of the potatoes are a light golden brown.