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White potatoe pie

rworange | Nov 11, 2005 11:41 PM

So I had this for the first time tonight at a Soulfood/Thai restaurant (don't ask). Never heard of it before and did a look up on the web to see if it was a house creation.

Have any of you folks tried this? Any good recipes? Given the season, it seems like a good way to use leftover mashed potatoes ... given the right recipe.

The pie I had was ok, looked like a light sweet potato pie, like those starchy light sweet potatoes. Sort of agree with this link that said.

"This is not a happy pie. This pie speaks of isolation and deprivation in the midst of plenty. This is the pie a prison cook might make for Thanksgiving after the warden goes back on his promise of pumpkins."

http://www.bookcase.com/~claudia/mt/a...

And yet ... there seems to be some promise there.

http://www.chowdc.org/Chowline/Feb200...

The above link (scroll down) traces the history back to 1899 and Virginia. A lot of recipes on the web call it Maryland white potato pie.

One version sounded very good with "with heavy cream, 2/3 cup butter, 5 eggs, the juice and zest of a lemon, nutmeg, and sherry."

That could be good, right?

So is white potato pie part of your cooking repetoire?

Here's one more link that looked good.

Link: http://groups.msn.com/50sSoupKitchen/...

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