Upside-down Parmentier

Upside-down Parmentier
Parmentier is a French version of shepherd's pie. This variation has slow-cooked meat on top of the mashed potato (purée), instead of underneath. A red-wine sauce adds the finishing touch.
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Last modified on: November 6th 2011

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5 hours 47 min.20 min.6 hours 7 min.
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Stage 1 - 4 hours 45 min.
Upside-down Parmentier
Cook 400 g beef slowly in red wine.

Stage 2 - 50 min.
Upside-down Parmentier
Prepare 400 g potato purée.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
Upside-down Parmentier
Take 4 tablespoons of the cooking juices and pour this over the meat. Mix well and reheat on low heat.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
Upside-down Parmentier
Reduce the remaining cooking juices by half in a small pan. Check seasoning.

Add ½ teaspoon cornflour while whisking to thicken the sauce.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Upside-down Parmentier
Heat the serving plates.

Place two tablespoons of mashed potato in the centre of the plate. Arrange the meat on top and coat with sauce.
Both the meat and potatoes can be prepared the day before, even a few days in advance.
2-3 minutes once assembled.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
10,224 Kcal or 42,806 Kj171 gr803 gr656 gr
511 %66 %76 %99 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
673 Kcal or 2,818 Kj11 gr53 gr43 gr
34 %4 %5 %7 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,556 Kcal or 10,701 Kj43 gr201 gr164 gr
128 %16 %19 %25 %
% 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, Sulfites
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  • For 4 people : 8.54 €
  • Per person : 2.14 €

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