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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."


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


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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