Pommes soufflées

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Pommes soufflées
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Main ingredientsPotatoes

Pommes soufflées are a variety of French fried potato. Slices of potato are fried twice, once at 150 °C (300 °F) and a second time after being cooled, at 190 °C (375 °F). The potato slices puff up into little balloons during the second frying and turn golden brown.

Pommes soufflées were, according to a famous legend, discovered by chance on 24 August 1837, when Queen Marie-Amélie and other notables were delayed in their arrival for a meal at the Pavillon Henri IV in Yvelines after inaugurating the first passenger steam-powered railway in Paris, France.[1] Chef Jean-Louis Françoise-Collinet, reputedly also the inventor of sauce béarnaise, removed the potatoes from the fryer half cooked. After the royal party had arrived, during serving time, he observed the potatoes expand when they were returned to the oil.[2][1] This story has been disputed on a number of grounds.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Pépin, Jacques (2012-11-13). Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques. Open Road Media. p. 141. ISBN 978-1-4804-0160-0.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  2. ^ Boulet, François (2006). Leçon d'histoire de France: Saint-Germain-en-Laye : des antiquités nationales à une ville internationale (in French). DISLAB. p. 156. ISBN 9782952009188. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ Millard, Arlette (2005). Félicien David et l'aventure saint-simonienne en orient (in French). DISLAB. p. 112. ISBN 9782952009164. Retrieved 1 October 2016.