Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese
For 6 people, you will need:
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).
Cooking : 37 min.
Start to finish : 1 hour 22 min.
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Per person : 0.80 €
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Step by step recipe:
Wash and chop 1 bunch parsley.
Cut 500 g cooked meat (here it's leftover chicken) into small pieces.
Put 2 tablespoons oil in a pan on medium heat, then add the chopped shallot and cook for a minute or two.
Add the meat, salt and pepper then cook for approximately 5 minutes while stirring well.
Remove the pan from heat, then add 2 eggs.
... while stirring vigorously.
Butter a large dish.
In the bottom put a layer of mashed potato (approximately 1 cm or ½ inch thick).
Add all the meat in another layer.
Cover with a second layer of mashed potato.
And finally add a fine layer of grated cheese.
Put in the oven for 20/30 minutes until the top is nicely browned.
Remarks:For a more sophisticated recipe, you can:
- Make more than 4 layers of mashed potato-meat-mashed potato-cheese, for example mashed potato-meat-mashed potato-cheese-meat-mashed potato-cheese. You should, of course, finish with a layer of mashed potato sprinkled with cheese.
- Add some cream to the mashed potatoes
- Add some chopped ham or bacon to the meat
[Translator's note: this is the French answer to the English cottage or shepherd's pie].
Source:Home made, but Nanou taught me everything.
Last modified on: February 21th 2011
Your 2 comments or questions on this recipe:
Hi JHI just printed out one of your recipes, the first time I have done this in about 2 months, and the page is way too big for my printer - so I have lost about 2cm of text on the left and half the photo on the right. Hopeless! Have you changed your settings on the web site? I already have "shrink to fit page width' on my own settings, so any thoughts or advice? I like to be able to print out your recipes...Many thanks. Lori
Comment #1 posted on august 1st 2009 at 02:35 by Lori.
Hi Lori : Yes, I have made a version more "actual fashion" of the site, using CSS. I'm sheepish to have not verify printing results, and I promise to see that as soon as possible.
On the same kind of problems, I'm actually working on an e-cookbook made from site recipes, it will be in pdf and, I hope, resolve all printing problems. Coming soon...
Comment #2 posted on august 2nd 2009 at 13:40 by jh.