Ghost Potatoes Recipe
Ghost Potatoes
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time: 15 mnutes
Cooking time: 30 + 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Prepare the potatoes in advance and brown/reheat them for 10 minutes in the oven just before serving.

For 4 servings

- 500 g (18 oz.) potatoes
- 15 g (1 Tbsp.) butter
- 2 egg yolks
- salt and ground white pepper
- nutmeg

- Garnish
- 2-3 black olives
  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water.
  2. Drain and dry in a 200° C (400° F) oven for a few minutes.
  3. Put through a potato ricer or mash them without adding milk, otherwise they will not have enough body.
  4. Incorporate the egg yolks into the mashed potatoes.
  5. Then add the melted butter and season with salt, white pepper and nutmeg. Mix well.
  6. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a round tip with the mixture.
  7. Pipe the potatoes out in a cone shape onto a buttered non-stick baking sheet, or one lined with parchment or silicone paper.
  8. Make the eyes with 2 little pieces of black olive, using another for the mouth. You can also use a thin round slice of a pitted olive to make a howling ghost.

These Duchesse potatoes add a festive touch to any dish. Shape them into stars for Christmas, or roses for Mother's Day.

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Photo inspiration : Gourmet Magazine 1995. Recipe: MSCOMM.

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