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These mounds of soft, buttery spuds with crisp golden crusts have indented centers made to hold pools of gravy.

Everyday Food, November 2012

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prep:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold salted water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until tender, 15 minutes. Drain in a colander, let sit 5 minutes, then return to pot. Add butter and, with a potato masher, mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Add 2 egg yolks, 1/4 cup cream, and pinch of nutmeg; stir until combined.

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and lightly butter paper. Dollop mixture in 8 equal portions on sheet, 2 inches apart. Using the back of a spoon, create a small well in the center of each. Freeze until firm, 15 minutes. Whisk together remaining egg yolk and 2 teaspoons cream. Brush on potatoes and bake until golden, 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes

To prep ahead, portion onto baking sheet. Freeze until hard, then transfer to a zip-top bag and freeze, up to 3 days. Brush with yolk mixture and bake as directed.

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Reviews (2)

611 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 104
  • 3 star values: 256
  • 2 star values: 152
  • 1 star values: 23
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2019
Perfect, classic recipe!
Rating: Unrated
04/07/2017
Thanks Martha. It looks delicious.