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Pumpkin Potatoes

Pumpkin Potatoes


  • Pumpkin ;(equal parts of) peeled
  • Potatoes; peeled
  • 1 Onion; finely chopped
  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Boil together equal parts of peeled potatoes and pumpkin.
  2. When cooked, drain them, add 1 good sized onion, finely chopped and a piece of butter.
  3. Mash all till creamy, season to taste and serve with golden sliced of fried salt pork or bacon.

 To quote Mme. Benoit, "Grand-mere was a wizard with pumpkin.

Her mashed potatoes pumpkin french fried chips were super. It's amazing how most of what we enjoyed in our youth remains a pleasure as we grow older.

In the autumn of 1959 I made these on my television show. The amount of mail requesting the recipe was unbelievable!"

Recipe Source: My Grandmother's Kitchen by Madame Jehane Benoit

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