Duchess Potatoes

Course : Potatoes
Serves: 4
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4 large potatoes -- scrubbed, peeled, cubed
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons milk
2 large egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper -- (optional)
1 dash cardamom -- (optional)
---mix together
1 large egg -- well beaten
1/2 teaspoon water -- cold
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Preparation / Directions:

Steam potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Test with a fork. Mash adding butter, milk, seasoning to taste, then egg yolks. Try not to allow potatoes to cool very much. Spoon into heaping, rounded individual patties onto a buttered cookie sheet, or use a pastry bag to make spiraling puffs. Brush with egg and water mixture. Brown until light golden under a broiler for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

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