duchess potatoes

noun
mashed potatoes mixed with cream, eggs, butter, and seasonings, piped onto a baking sheet or platter, sprinkled with grated cheese, and browned in the oven.

Origin:
1925–30

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Main Entry:  duchess potatoes
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  mashed potatoes, butter, egg yolks, and seasoning used as a garnish or fried in small cakes; also called duchesse potatoes, [pommes duchesse]
Etymology:  French 'duchess'
Usage:  cooking
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Spread mixture on plank, and make nests and border of duchess potatoes, using rose tube.
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