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

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
45 min.37 min.1 hour 22 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Hachis parmentier : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 180°C or 356°F.

Prepare and chop 1 shallot.

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

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Grate cheese.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Cut 2 cups + 2 tablespoons cooked meat (here it's leftover chicken) into small pieces.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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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.
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Add the meat, salt and pepper then cook for approximately 5 minutes while stirring well.

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

Stage 8
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... while stirring vigorously.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Add parsley.

Stage 10
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Mix again

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Butter a large dish.

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

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

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

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

Stage 16 - 30 min.
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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


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.

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).

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Source

Home made, but Nanou taught me everything.

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