Sole with clams and crushed potatoes

We often go to Dieppe and buy fresh fish there on the quay, walk around the market and have lunch in one of the many restaurants.

A favourite place often serves “crushed potatoes’ as a side dish – cooked potatoes crushed with a fork and some cream for smoothness.

Back home, I tried my version to accompany a dish of small sole with a clam sauce.

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Dieppe sole

We regularly go to the port town of Dieppe. It I not too far from Paris, especially from our corner in the Yvelines, and you can buy fish almost straight from the boats. We also meet friends there.
In French cooking, the name of Dieppe is linked to sole. A fish that once swam in abundance near the coast there. Just across the Channel, the town of Dover gave its name to the Dover sole, the common sole, solea solea, named for its resemblance with a sole.

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