Duchess Heart Potatoes

Decorative and delicious – these cute potatoes will be the star of your Galentine’s Day soirée!

Serves: 12Prep: 35 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 3⁄4 cup Half & Half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Paprika, to garnish
  • Fresh chives or parsley, to garnish


  • Peel and cut the potatoes into 2” chunks. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with 1” of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on medium-low heat until tender. Drain well and return the potatoes to the pot. Heat the potatoes over medium-low heat while stirring often to dry out the potatoes, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the half-and-half, butter, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir the egg yolks into the potatoes.
  • Transfer potato mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a large tip. Pipe the potatoes into heart shapes onto the prepared backing sheet. Lightly spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the hearts with paprika.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Garnish with chives or parsley. Serve and refrigerate leftovers.