Potatoes Suzette

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2014/02/16 16:09:29 (permalink)

Potatoes Suzette

I have a great recipe but am having a hard time figuring out the etymology of the phrase "potatoes suzette" Who was Suzette?
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    lleechef
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 16:31:02 (permalink)
    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.   
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 16:35:26 (permalink)
    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.
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 19:11:47 (permalink)
    She always made crepes that were well liked also...
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/16 20:34:51 (permalink)
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    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.
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/18 23:08:06 (permalink)
    Thanks for the etymology IIechef, here's my recipe http://www.scrumptiousche...-Make-Potatoes-Suzette
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/18 23:46:16 (permalink)
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    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
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    Re:Potatoes Suzette 2014/02/19 09:57:28 (permalink)
    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.
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