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Potato Cups with Mushrooms and Shallots

These potato cups look elegant but couldn't be easier to make! I've filled them with mushrooms and shallots, but you could fill them with just about anything!!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4
Calories: 478kcal

Ingredients

  • For the Potato Cups
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. white pepper
  • tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp. water
  • For the Potato Mushroom and Shallot filling
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • 1 ¼ cups Pee Wee potatoes cut into ½ dice
  • ½ lb. cremini mushrooms
  • ½ lb. wild mushrooms oyster, shitake, porcini or a mix
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • tsp. white pepper
  • tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup marsala wine
  • cup creme fraiche
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley

Instructions

  • For the Potato Cups
  • Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prick the russet potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave until the potatoes are very soft and a knife can easily slide into them.
  • Remove the potatoes from the microwave. Scoop out the flesh and using a ricer, squeeze the potatoes into a mixing bowl. Add the softened butter, egg yolks, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Using a spatula stir the potatoes until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a star tip.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, pipe acircle about 3 inches in diameter. Pipe the potatoes to fill the circle and then pipe 3 layers on top of the circle to form a cup. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture. You should have 4 potato cups.
  • Mix the remaining egg with the water in a small bowl and with a pastry brush, lightly brush the cups with the egg wash.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes until the edges are golden and the potatoes have firmed.
  • Remove from the oven, fill with the potato and mushroom mixture and serve.
  • For the potato, mushroom and shallot mixture:
  • While the russet potatoes are cooking, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the Pee Wee potatoes and cook for 10 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.
  • In a medium saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and mushrooms,salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook until the shallots are very soft and the mushrooms and tender. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add the marsala and thyme and cook for 3 minutes or until almost all the liquid evaporates. Stir in the creme fraiche and stir until incorporated. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Add the parsley and stir. Divide the potato and mushroom mixture among the potato cups.

Notes

To speed things up, I cooked the russet potatoes in the microwave. I also used a piping bag and tip for the potato cups but you could also just spoon the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and make a hollow with the back of a spoon! Depending upon how full you fill the cups, you may have some extra potato, mushroom and shallot mixture. This is great served on its own or as an omelet filling or even over a plain baked potato!

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 982mg | Potassium: 1272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.2mg