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duchess potatoes

plural 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 of duchess potatoes
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for duchess potatoes

mashed potatoes, butter, egg yolks, and seasoning used as a garnish or fried in small cakes; also called duchesse potatoes , [pommes duchesse]

Word Origin

French 'duchess'

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