allumette

Pronunciation: [al-yoo-Meht]

French for "match," referring culinarily to potatoes that have been cut into thin "matchsticks" and fried.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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