Bake the potatoes and when cooked, remove from the oven. Keep them warm. Sauté the chicken livers in the butter with the mushrooms.
Scoop out the centre of the potato, put through a sieve and stir into the liver and mushrooms. Pile back into the potato shells and eat at once.
Parmentier gave a banquet at which all the courses were made from potatoes. One of the guests,
Marie Antoinette, was persuaded to wear potato flowers in her hair.
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