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Aligot is a traditional family dish from the Auvergne mountains in France. It is basically a potato purée enriched with cheese and stirred for a long time.


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Last modified on: April 5th 2012

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 17 min.1 hour 17 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe

1 Aligot : Photo of step #1Prepare 500 g potato purée. (Note that the French potato purée is more liquid than British-style mashed potatoes). 50 min.
2 Aligot : Photo of step #2Cut 250 g cheese into thin shreds. A vegetable peeler is the ideal tool for this. 5 min.
3 Aligot : Photo of step #3On low heat, add a few shreds of cheese to the potato purée. 2 min.
4 Aligot : Photo of step #4Then stir until the cheese is completely melted.

Repeat this operation until all the cheese has been incorporated.
20 min.
5 Aligot : Photo of step #5Your aligot can be served at this stage, but traditionally, the stirring should be continued (though this is rather tiring) until it becomes stretchy and can be pulled out of the pan.
6 Aligot : Photo of step #6Serve piping hot, on its own or with a traditional French sausage, for example.


You can use any cheese of your choice, but for a "real" aligot, you should use a "tome fraiche" from Laguiole.

If you like garlic, add a finely chopped clove at the same time as the cheese.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
11733180 gr993 gr783 gr
587 %69 %94 %119 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
156424 gr132 gr104 gr
78 %9 %12 %16 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
245 gr248 gr195 gr
147 %17 %23 %30 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 2.70 €
Per person : 0.68 €

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And to drink?: A red wine such as a Côte d'Auvergne, made from Pinot Noir grapes.
Source: Home made
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