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Roast Duck Breast with Black Truffle Cream Sauce with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots

Roast Duck Breast with Black Truffle Cream Sauce with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

I can shout it from the rooftops! I made roast duck breast! And it wasn’t that hard! Sorry for the many exclamation points. KitchenAid® recently put me up to the challenge again. I love their Kitchen Challenges because each one I have done, they are actually challenges for me. This one was no different but it was a matter of just trying it and seeing how easy it really is. I felt so gourmet and it was such a luxurious meal, cooked at home!

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Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

It was oh so good and the side I made to along with the roast duck breast…oh man, you have to make it! Mashed potatoes and carrots. The idea came from my Italy trip. Actually, on the way back. One of our flights with Delta was actually on an Air France plane and their airplane food is actually good! They had this carrot puree side dish that was so wonderful and creamy…I knew I wanted to try my hand at a version of it.

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Start by peeling carrots and potatoes. My favorite vegetable peeler. I have two of them and I give them out as stocking stuffers all the time.

Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

Put them into a pot and add water to cover at least a few inches. Add a good bit of salt and bring to a boil.

Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

Once they are done, drain them and return to the stove on low heat. This will get rid of the excess moisture. Then, dump them into the bowl of a stand mixer. This is my favorite way to mash potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

Blend with your flat beater.

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Once they are mostly broken up, add milk and cream.

Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

You have to add the cream (DON’T omit this). You can mix until completely smooth or if you like your mashed potatoes chunky like me, stop when you fee like it.

Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from thelittlekitchen.net

This is a wonderful side dish and I will be making it over and over again. The sweetness from the carrots and the creaminess of the potatoes go so well together and the carrots add a nice color too. Make these with that roast duck recipe with black truffle cream sauce and you’ll thank me!

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Mashed Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 large mashing potatoes, peeled, rinsed and diced (about 5 cups)
  • 3 large carrots, peeled, rinsed and diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  1. As your dicing the potatoes and carrots, add them to a large pot. Fill with water (cover the potatoes and carrots at least a few inches) and add plenty of salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once it comes to boil, set your timer for 5 minutes. Using a spoon, remove a couple of potato pieces, it's done once it breaks apart easily with a fork. If not, allow to boil for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and return the pot to the stove. Turn heat to low to allow the excess moisture to evaporate. Do this while you're prepping the rest of your meal or for at least 10 minutes. Be careful and watch the heat doesn't get too hot and burn your potates.
  4. Add potatoes and carrots to the bowl of your stand mixer and butter. Using a flat beater, mix until butter is evenly distributed and potatoes and carrots are broken up, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add milk and cream and mix on medium for about 2 minutes and potatoes are nicely mashed. For creamier potatoes, add more milk and mix longer. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

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19 Responses to “Roast Duck Breast with Black Truffle Cream Sauce with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots”

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — February 28, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    All I can say is YUM. This looks divine.

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — February 28, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, as always. Still loving that plate! And I love the idea of doing carrots and potatoes together in a mash. I bet the sweetness is yum with that cream!

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — February 28, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

    I use my mixer to make mashed potatoes too! Love the addition of carrots! Off to check out the glorious roast duck breast!

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — February 28, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    I have always wanted to make duck!! Good job and what a gorgeous and classy dinner!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — February 28, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    GORGEOUS! High-five to you. There’s nothing like a culinary accomplishment. It feels great,and you get to eat the rewards!

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    Tieghan — February 28, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

    Oh this is so pretty! Congrats! What a fancy meal!

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    Joanne — March 1, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    I am SUPER impressed! I’ve made a roast chicken exactly once and fear that roasted duck intimidates me quite a bit…but your version looks downright comfort food-worthy delicious!

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    Robin {Mom Foodie} — March 1, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

    Yum! Now this is my kind of comfort food.

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    Paula – bell’alimento — March 1, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    I want this sitting in front of me right now! Delish! Pinning!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — March 2, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    Never thought of adding carrots to my mashed potatoes!! What a great idea and I love the pops of color in the mashed potatoes! Isn’t the KitchenAid Mixer fantastic for mashed potatoes!

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    Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer — March 3, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

    Perfect dinner party menu! Everything looks fabulous, Julie. I’ve added parsnips to potatoes, but never carrots!

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    Lauren — March 4, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    Wow, Julie! So impressive!

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    Aggie — March 5, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Mmmm I’ll take some taters & carrots!! Looks delish Julie!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — March 5, 2014 @ 8:56 pm

    I love duck breast but always feel too intimidated to cook it – I think I will give it a shot soon! Oh I also actually enjoy the food at Air France hehe

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    Helena — March 5, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful, Julie !! Love those ingredients!

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    Claire @ A Little Claireification — March 8, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    This looks amazing, Julie!! Pinned!

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    Cookin Canuck — March 11, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    Look at you go, Julie! That roast duck looks absolutely fantastic.

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    Emma — March 15, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    Julie! I love that plate, do you mind sharing where you found it?

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    • Julie Deily replied: March 16th, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

      Thanks, Emma! Do you mean the one the mashed potatoes are on? That one is from suiteonestudio.com and the one the duck is on is from World Market. :)

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