Potatoes Suzette

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scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
2014/02/16 16:09:29
I have a great recipe but am having a hard time figuring out the etymology of the phrase "potatoes suzette" Who was Suzette?
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 16:31:02
Suzette was a French housewife.  She baked some potatoes for supper for her husband who was out working in the fields.  He came home late......the potatoes were cold, so Suzette, being the ever resourceful French housewife.......cut them in half, scooped out the potato from the shell, mashed them with about 6 lbs. of French butter and as much cream, returned them to the shell and baked them under a blanket of gruyère cheese.  But at the last minute she decided to make it really fancy-schmancy and pipe some potatoes into rosettes all along the sides.  And voilà, the potato Suzette was born. 
Suzette had a lot of time on her hands.  Poor Suzette.   
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 16:35:26
Hey, Suzette was wonderful. At least, that's what I think because I remember how wonderful the Pommes Suzette were when you made them at Christmas with the prime rib.
Wintahaba
Cheeseburger
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 19:11:47
She always made crepes that were well liked also...
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 20:34:51
Wintahaba

She always made crepes that were well liked also...

She was also a genius at French Fries.  Ahhhhhh.........Suzette!!!  Queen of la pomme de terre.
scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/18 23:08:06
Thanks for the etymology IIechef, here's my recipe http://www.scrumptiousche...-Make-Potatoes-Suzette
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/18 23:46:16
lleechef

Suzette was a French housewife.  She baked some potatoes for supper for her husband who was out working in the fields.  He came home late......the potatoes were cold, so Suzette, being the ever resourceful French housewife.......cut them in half, scooped out the potato from the shell, mashed them with about 6 lbs. of French butter and as much cream, returned them to the shell and baked them under a blanket of gruyère cheese.  But at the last minute she decided to make it really fancy-schmancy and pipe some potatoes into rosettes all along the sides.  And voilà, the potato Suzette was born. 
Suzette had a lot of time on her hands.  Poor Suzette.   

 
It's a shame her beloved husband died of a massive heart attack during the night. It was those damn rosettes! 
post edited by Twinwillow - 2014/02/18 23:48:32
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/19 09:57:28
The ones I made at Christmas had crispy peppered bacon lardons, chopped chives and shredded sharp cheddar mixed in with the mashed potato.
Ah, poor Suzette's husband.   All those rosettes......and the 6 lbs. of butter......very tragique.