Mini bouchées

English translation: Bite size pieces (or maybe bite size patties or mini-balls)

02:50 Aug 18, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: Mini bouchées
As in "mini bouchées de pommes de terre crues sous atmosphère ou sous vide en sachets cuisson avec du sel" - This normally translated as "vol au vent", which implies a pastry case, but I'm not convinced that this is correct here.
Gillian
English translation:Bite size pieces (or maybe bite size patties or mini-balls)
Explanation:
Bouchées will be translated with "bite size (something)". Bite size morsels, bite size pastry, etc.

Vol-au-vent, as its name implies, means a base made with very light pastry (timbale) covered with a meat or fish and vegetable sauce, and is a fancy way to serve a savoury sauce. But you are right in the sense that "bouchées à la reine" is translated by "small vol-au-vent". But only in that case.

If the potatoes are cut into bite size pieces prior to freezing or whatever processing, I would use "bite-size pieces". But if for instance, they were to be grated and fashioned into balls or patties, I would use those word instead: "bite size patties", "bite size potatoe balls".
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Louise Atfield
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Thanks, Louise - I had just about decided that something along these lines was correct.
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Summary of answers provided
naBite size pieces (or maybe bite size patties or mini-balls)
Louise Atfield
nabite-sized potatoes
shoshee
nabite-sized ready-salted boil-in-the-bag raw potato pieces, air-packed or vacuum-packed, "
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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10 mins
bite-sized ready-salted boil-in-the-bag raw potato pieces, air-packed or vacuum-packed, "


Explanation:
Mini-bouchée, literally, mini-mouthfuls, is very often found on packets of food in England as "bite-sized pieces of...". You are right to have doubts about vol-au-vent : the terms remains the same in English, with perhaps a descritpion on the side of the packet. The English genrally know that one.


    Dic Agro-alimentaire, Food Science & Industry, Adrian, J., Lavoisier
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Heathcliff
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18 mins
bite-sized potatoes


Explanation:
vol-au-vent is a dish made out of fish or meat + cream and mushrooms,
according to the context you gave us, "mini-bouchees" only refers to potates cut into some bite size

good luck

Audrey


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shoshee
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Heathcliff
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3 hrs
Bite size pieces (or maybe bite size patties or mini-balls)


Explanation:
Bouchées will be translated with "bite size (something)". Bite size morsels, bite size pastry, etc.

Vol-au-vent, as its name implies, means a base made with very light pastry (timbale) covered with a meat or fish and vegetable sauce, and is a fancy way to serve a savoury sauce. But you are right in the sense that "bouchées à la reine" is translated by "small vol-au-vent". But only in that case.

If the potatoes are cut into bite size pieces prior to freezing or whatever processing, I would use "bite-size pieces". But if for instance, they were to be grated and fashioned into balls or patties, I would use those word instead: "bite size patties", "bite size potatoe balls".

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
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Thanks, Louise - I had just about decided that something along these lines was correct.
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