FoodReference.com Logo

Food Trivia & Food Facts Section

An eclectic collection of information about various foods and beverages,
plants and animals from around the world

Home       Food Articles       Food Trivia & Facts       Today In Food History       Recipes       Cooking Tips       Food Videos       Food Quotes       Who's Who       Food Trivia Quizzes       Crosswords       Food Poems       Cookbooks       Food Posters       Recipe Contests       Culinary Schools       Gourmet Tours       Food Festivals

You are here > Home > FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

PINEAPPLE to PORT >  Pommes Souffles

 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

PINEAPPLE to PORT       Pineapples       Pineapple Upside Down C       Pink Beans       Pinto Beans       Pistachio Nuts       Pizza       Pizza Hut       Plantains       Planter's Nuts       Plastics & Food       Plastic Knives       Plum Pudding       Plums       Pluots       Poblano Peppers       Polar Bear       Polish Sausage       Pomegranate       Pomello       Pommes Souffles       Pond Lily       Pone       Pop       Popcorn       Popeye       Popover       Poppy Seeds       Pop Rocks       Popsicle       Population       Porcini Mushrooms       Pork       Pork & Beans       Pork Ribs       Porterhouse Steak       Portion Control       Portobello Mushrooms       Portuguese Cuisine

 

 

 

FOOD VIDEO SECTION
Recipe Videos, Food Safety,
Food Science, Food Festivals, Vintage Commercials, etc.

POMMES SOUFFLES

Pommes Soufflés (puffed potatoes or souffleed potatoes)

The story goes that Pommes Soufflés were accidentally discovered in 1837 at the inauguration of a new railway line from Paris to Saint-Germain-en-Lay.

There was to be a lunch for the dignitaries at the restaurant in the new station. The train was having problems making it up a steep slope at the final approach to the station.

The chef had prepared some sliced fried potatoes at the appointed time, but when the guests didn't arrive on time, he had to remove the half cooked potatoes and allow them to drain and cool. 

After several attempts the train finally made it, and caught by surprise at the unexpected arrival of the guests, the chef plunged the potatoes quickly into very hot oil and to his amazement, saw them puff up.

Soufflé potatoes must be cooked twice.
     Once at a low temperature (325°F) and a second time at a high temperature (375°F).
    At the second high temperature cooking the surface of the potatoes crisp instantly and form a waterproof skin, which will cause them to swell as the moisture inside turns quickly to steam causing the slices to puff up.

Pommes Soufflés Recipe

 

 

Home       About Us & Contact Us       Food History Articles       Food Timeline       Catalogs       Other Links

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.

For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: james@foodreference.com
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2014 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.

You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.

Please take the time to request permission.

 

 

 

 

 

Also see: Food Articles  and Cooking Tips

 

Culinary Schools
& Cooking Classes

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide