A recipe from cooking-ez.com
For 6 people, you will need:
|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|45 min.||37 min.||1 hour 22 min.|
Step by step recipe
- 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C or 356°F.
Prepare and chop 1 shallot.
- 2: Wash and chop 1 bunch parsley.
- 3: Grate cheese.
- 4: Cut 500 g cooked meat (here it's leftover chicken) into small pieces.
- 5: Put 2 tablespoons oil in a pan on medium heat, then add the chopped shallot and cook for a minute or two.
- 6: Add the meat, salt and pepper then cook for approximately 5 minutes while stirring well.
- 7: Remove the pan from heat, then add 2 eggs.
- 8: ... while stirring vigorously.
- 9: Add parsley.
- 10: Mix again
- 11: Butter a large dish.
- 12: In the bottom put a layer of mashed potato (approximately 1 cm or ½ inch thick).
- 13: Add all the meat in another layer.
- 14: Cover with a second layer of mashed potato.
- 15: And finally add a fine layer of grated cheese.
- 16: Put in the oven for 20/30 minutes until the top is nicely browned.
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
It is worth noting that French "purée" is softer and much richer that traditional British "mash", so makes more of a gratin topping than a pie crust.
October 25th 2020.