Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #1
    Preheat the oven to 180°C or 356°F.

    Prepare and chop 1 shallot.
  2. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #2
    Wash and chop 1 bunch parsley.
  3. 3 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #3
    Grate cheese.
  4. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #4
    Cut 500 g cooked meat (here it's leftover chicken) into small pieces.
  5. 2 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #5
    Put 2 tablespoons oil in a pan on medium heat, then add the chopped shallot and cook for a minute or two.
  6. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #6
    Add the meat, salt and pepper then cook for approximately 5 minutes while stirring well.
  7. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #7
    Remove the pan from heat, then add 2 eggs.
  8. Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #8
    ... while stirring vigorously.
  9. 1 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #9
    Add parsley.
  10. Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #10
    Mix again
  11. 3 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #11
    Butter a large dish.
  12. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #12
    In the bottom put a layer of mashed potato (approximately 1 cm or ½ inch thick).
  13. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #13
    Add all the meat in another layer.
  14. 5 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #14
    Cover with a second layer of mashed potato.
  15. 3 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #15
    And finally add a fine layer of grated cheese.
  16. 30 min.Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese : Photo of step #16
    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.

Grade this recipe

Grade this recipe