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Herby Duchess Potatoes (vegan + gf)
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Herby Duchess Potatoes (vegan & gluten-free)

Need some comfort food that tastes amazing? Try this no-butter, vegan take on deliciously satisfying Herby Duchess Potatoes (gluten-free).
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: comfort food, vegan
Servings: 40 cakes approx.


  • 3 medium-large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes
  • cup avocado or olive oil
  • tsp turmeric powder
  • Leaves from 3 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil potatoes in a saucepan for 10-15 minutes, until tender. When cooked, remove from heat and drain. 
  • Return to saucepan. Add the oil, turmeric, thyme, salt and pepper, and mash the potatoes using a masher or ricer. Mash until they’re really smooth! You don’t want to find lumpy bits after you bite into them.
  • Spoon the mash into an icing bag with a large nozzle (or use a clean freezer bag with a 1cm hole cut in the bottom corner).
  • Swirl the nozzle of the bag into small circular mounds (about 4-5cm wide) on a clean baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top of each potato cake is turning golden.
  • Remove from the oven and pat off excess oil. Serve immediately!