Fried Chilean Potato Puffs (Papas duquesas)

Have you ever before fulfilled a deep-fried potato you really did not such as? I sure have not! I was interested by these luscious, Chilean potato smokes that Food & & Wine referred to as “a cross in between mashed potatoes and also french fries.” While not normally a follower of mashed potatoes, the component checklist advised me rather a great deal of gnocchi, which I enjoy, so they were swiftly included in my “dishes to attempt” board.

Ends up, they create a special treat that were swiftly feasted on. I actually desired some type of mouthwatering dipping sauce to come with, however really did not recognize whether that was conventional or otherwise (and also what that would certainly require)– plus nutmeg is a difficult taste to set, especially with the very little materials I carried hand. No matter, they were flawlessly tasty after a charitable scattering of half-cracked sea salt was used– I’ll certainly make these once more whenever I have additional baked potatoes to consume!

Fried Chilean Potato Puffs (Papas duquesas)

Heather Sage (adjusted from Food and also Wine)

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Food preparation Time: 1 1/2– 2 mins per set

Cooking Time: 5 mins, optional

Makes: 2 1/2 loads


  • 340 grams (12 ounces or concerning 3 mugs, from concerning 2 potatoes) coarsely grated, skinned baked potatoes, cooled (see dish listed below).
  • 28 grams (2 tbsps) carefully grated Parmesan cheese
  • 23 grams (2 tbsps) potato flour (not starch)
  • 15 grams (2 tbsps) millet flour
  • 1 tbsp non-fat completely dry milk (ideally non-instant ¹)
  • . 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp saltless butter, thawed (as well as browned, if preferred)
  • 1 huge egg yolk
  • Oil for frying (concerning 2 mugs for 4-quart pot), I such as grapeseed, safflower or peanut (all improved ranges)
  • Maldon sea salt for offering


Make dough as well as form spheres:

In the dish of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle add-on, integrate grated baked potatoes via nutmeg. Mix on reduced till flour and also cheese are uniformly dispersed, as well as potatoes are separated right into smaller sized items– the combination will certainly be really crumbly, appearing like curds. Transform mixer off, drizzle in butter and also include egg yolk. Mix simply till dampened, dough needs to conveniently create a round when pressed– otherwise, remain to blend till it does.

Line a little, rimmed sheet frying pan or plate with cling wrap. Scoop 14 grams (regarding 1 tbsp) of dough, press numerous times to cozy a little and also roll right into a round; standard operating procedure round on ready sheet. Repeat with staying dough.

Fry rounds and also offer:

Line a huge, rimmed sheet frying pan with a number of layers of paper towel, established a cooling shelf ahead (optional). Preheat stove to 350 ° F. In a tool pan (4-quart) warmth concerning 3/4 ″– 1 ″ of oil till it gets to 375 ° F. Add regarding 1/4 of the rounds to the warm oil; fry, turing concerning half method with, for regarding 1 1/2– 2 mins or up until gold brownish. Get rid of to ready air conditioning rack/paper towel-lined sheet frying pan with a mesh skimmer or slotted spoon. Permit oil to recoup after that repeat with staying rounds.

Offer each set quickly– completed with a wonderful spray of salt– or reheat completely in the preheated stove for regarding 5 mins on a tidy, unlined sheet frying pan (please note that the longer they’re in the stove the much less crisp the outsides end up being, so maintain a close watch!).

Baked Potatoes

Heather Sage

Prep work Time: 2 mins

Cooking Time: 1 hr

Makes: 1 potato

This dish is conveniently increased!


  • 1 Russet potato, rubbed as well as dried out
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt


Preheat stove to 425 ° F. Cut 2 sheets of light weight aluminum foil (enough time to cover potato entirely). Location potato on one sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil as well as scrub it ready to layer skin equally. Sprinkle salt over all sides. Conclude with one sheet of aluminum foil, pushing it snugly versus the potato. Cover with the 2nd sheet. Location straight on the facility shelf of the preheated stove; if preferred, put a sheet frying pan below to capture any kind of starchy spills. Cook for regarding 1 hr or up until potato is quickly punctured with a blade.

Very carefully unwrap potato from aluminum foil; offer quickly or established on a heatproof plate to cool down for regarding 1 hr prior to moving to the refrigerator to cool down totally.


¹ I like the taste of non-instant completely dry milk. It can be harder to locate, however Bob’s Red Mill and also Organic Valley are 2 of the a lot more typical brand names; I bought a bag of the last at my neighborhood Whole Foods.

No Comments

    Leave a Reply