Thursday, January 20, 2011


I saw this recipe on Food Buzz posted by my foodie friend "cevabun", check out the profile here. First, the photo caught my eye and I said to myself, what beautiful cookies. Then I actually read the title and to my surprise they were potato cakes or Duchess Potatoes. What a wonderful idea as a side dish to my sautéed zucchini I was planning to cook for dinner that day. To my big surprise, the blog is in Romanian language and I had no clue what to do. But thanks to Google Translate the problem was quickly solved. I changed the recipe to my liking: I added some more spices and reduced butter and eggs. And although mine Duchess Potatoes don't look as half as pretty as the original does, but they were super delicious!!! For the original recipe click here.
Update: And yesterday I received a note that all the recipes @SomethingGood are now translated to English. Yeepee, for there are some pretty wonderful recipes posted on their site. 

"Cevabun's" Duchess Potatoes on Foodista"Cevabun's" Duchess Potatoes

(For printable version click here)

6 medium potatoes
1 stick unsalted butter
1 egg
1 tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ black pepper

Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Let the potatoes boil in water with salt until they are cooked (soft). Remove potatoes from heat and drain the water. Return the pot to the heat (low heat) and mash together with butter. Let the mashed potatoes slightly cool down before adding the lightly beaten egg. Mix well to get a smooth consistency. Add the nutmeg, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and garlic and onion powder. Mix to combine. Season mashed potatoes with salt if needed.

Pipe the potatoe cakes onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 6 - 8 minutes in 400*F preheated oven, or until golden brown. 


  1. Beautiful, and looks so tasty! I could eat whole plate of those!!:)

  2. Yes, they caught my attention too :) and they seemed like cookies to me :)))
    I think it's much more interesting then just mashed potatoes :)

  3. Oh they look so pretty!
    Cevabun has great stuff! I love her recipes.

  4. And these potatoes are so sophistcated, slightly crunch shell and when you reach inside all the creaminess pops out!!!

  5. Mateja, excellent twist with the turmeric and ginger! I bet they were great! Thanks for the link.

  6. These look pretty and so yummy!

  7. You are welcome ^_^ Thank you for the recipe.
    Dimah, always glad to hear from you :)