Hachis parmentier

Hachis parmentier
This is the French answer (meat with mashed potato and cheese) to the English cottage or shepherd's pie: a typical family recipe which is an excellent way of using up leftover meat. The proportions are vague here: you need "whatever you have left over"...
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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45 min.37 min.1 hour 22 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Preheat the oven to 180°C or 356°F.

Prepare and chop 1 shallot.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Wash and chop 1 bunch parsley.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Hachis parmentier
Grate cheese.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Cut 500 g cooked meat (here it's leftover chicken) into small pieces.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Hachis parmentier
Put 2 tablespoons oil in a pan on medium heat, then add the chopped shallot and cook for a minute or two.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Add the meat, salt and pepper then cook for approximately 5 minutes while stirring well.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Remove the pan from heat, then add 2 eggs.

Stage 8
Hachis parmentier
... while stirring vigorously.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Hachis parmentier
Add parsley.

Stage 10
Hachis parmentier
Mix again

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Hachis parmentier
Butter a large dish.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
In the bottom put a layer of mashed potato (approximately 1 cm or ½ inch thick).

Stage 13 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Add all the meat in another layer.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier
Cover with a second layer of mashed potato.

Stage 15 - 3 min.
Hachis parmentier
And finally add a fine layer of grated cheese.

Stage 16 - 30 min.
Hachis parmentier
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.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Home made, but Nanou taught me everything.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,544 Kcal or 10,651 Kj108 gr85 gr201 gr
127 %41 %8 %30 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
220 Kcal or 921 Kj9 gr7 gr17 gr
11 %4 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
424 Kcal or 1,775 Kj18 gr14 gr33 gr
21 %7 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.84 €
  • Per person : 0.81 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked meatCooked meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Alpine gratin, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Bistro sandwich, Artichokes with beef, Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie., ... All
Potato puréePotato purée: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fried rillettes, Two-stage beef chuck , Aligot, Welsh-style potato purée, Upside-down Parmentier, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oatmeal and apple cookies, Escalopes in a sesame crust, Fish Mousselines, Little lemon biscuits, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, ... All
OilOil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Curried tuna cubes, Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Mayonnaise, Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust, Beef Wellington, ... All
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