Aligot


Aligot
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.
79,5384.2/5 for 24 ratings
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Last modified on: April 5th 2012

For 8 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 17 min.1 hour 17 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 50 min.
Aligot : Photo of step #1
Prepare 1 kg potato purée. (Note that the French potato purée is more liquid than British-style mashed potatoes).

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Aligot : Photo of step #2
Cut 500 g cheese into thin shreds. A vegetable peeler is the ideal tool for this.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Aligot : Photo of step #3
On low heat, add a few shreds of cheese to the potato purée.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
Aligot : Photo of step #4
Then stir until the cheese is completely melted.

Repeat this operation until all the cheese has been incorporated.

Stage 5
Aligot : Photo of step #5
Your 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.

Stage 6
Aligot : Photo of step #6
Serve piping hot, on its own or with a traditional French sausage, for example.

Remarks

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.

And to drink?

A red wine such as a Côte d'Auvergne, made from Pinot Noir grapes.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,445 Kcal or 14,424 Kj130 gr195 gr245 gr
172 %50 %18 %37 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
230 Kcal or 963 Kj9 gr13 gr16 gr
11 %3 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
431 Kcal or 1,805 Kj16 gr24 gr31 gr
22 %6 %2 %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).

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Source

Home made.

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