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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.
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Last modified on: April 5th 2012

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 17 min.1 hour 17 min.
Keeping:
A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 50 min.
Aligot : Photo of step #1
Prepare 2 cups + 2 tablespoons 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 1 cup cheese into thin shreds. A vegetable peeler is the ideal tool for this.

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

Stage 4 - 20 min.
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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
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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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And to drink?: A red wine such as a Côte d'Auvergne, made from Pinot Noir grapes.

Source

Home made

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