I would imagine this may have been a frequent meal for my ancestors. As they arrived in North America in the 1700's they acquired a plot of land in the Acadian settlements along the St. Lawrence river. Life was not easy, dealing with harsh weather, poor soil, Indians, disease and the land hungry British. Their meals were "rustic", anything they could grow, hunt or scrounge. I'm sure potatoes were on the table much more than they would have liked.