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Special Pommes Frites Knife Cut in Paris

genslay Nov 30, 2010 01:05 PM


I was in Paris this summer and had a memorable version of pommes frites that I cannot figure out how to replicate. The frites were cut into somewhat u-shaped pieces. They were slightly thicker in the middle (kind of like a little pocket) so it was nice and creamy, but the edges were wonderfully crispy. Sorry if that's confusing...

Does anyone know what this cut is called? I've searched everywhere and can't find anything.


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  1. bushwickgirl RE: genslay Nov 30, 2010 01:26 PM

    Well, I thought I knew most of the cuts, but this one is not famillar to me. Very possibly it was a special cut of the house, developed by someone who worked there, rather than a typical or classic vegetable cut. Possible the potato was peeled and blocked, cut in half and hollowed or trimmed out, leaving a thicker center, then sliced. Shame you don't have a photo.

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      genslay RE: bushwickgirl Nov 30, 2010 01:27 PM

      I know, I really wish I would have taken a picture. It has been six months and it's still bugging me!

      1. re: genslay
        bushwickgirl RE: genslay Nov 30, 2010 01:33 PM

        I bet, it would have bugged me also. I think maybe a larger potato was tournéed, then split, hollowed out and sliced into u shaped pieces. Does that make sense? That's all I can think of...

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