Pommes Dauphine


Introduction

Pommes Dauphine is a French dish made of fried potato balls. It is a traditional dish from the Dauphiné region in southeastern France.

Ingredients

– 2 cups (250 grams) of all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1/4 cup (60 grams) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 1/2 cup (120 ml) of milk, at room temperature
– 2 large eggs, beaten
– 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of vegetable oil
– 2 cups (500 grams) of grated Gruyère cheese
– 2 cups (500 grams) of boiled potatoes, mashed

Method

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
2. Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add the milk and eggs and mix until everything is well combined.
4. Fold in the grated cheese and mashed potatoes.
5. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
7. Roll the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Potential changes & improvements

– You could add some chopped herbs to the dough for extra flavor.
-Try using different types of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella.
– If you want a crispy coating, you could coat the balls in breadcrumbs before baking.

What other food it works well with

Pommes Dauphine goes well with a variety of dipping sauces, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or aioli. It also goes well with salads or soups.

Common Mistakes

– Not chilling the dough before baking: This will result in the balls spreading out too much during baking.
– Not using enough flour: This will make the dough too sticky to work with.
– Overcooking: This will make the balls dry and crumbly.

Nutritional Information

– Calories: 150
– Fat: 7 grams
– Carbs: 17 grams
– Protein: 5 grams

Allergens

– Gluten
– Dairy


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