|Place of origin||France|
|Main ingredients||Mashed potatoes, diced meat, sauce lyonnaise|
Hachis Parmentier (French pronunciation: [aʃi paʁmɑ̃tje]) is a dish once made with mashed baked potato that has been combined with diced meat and sauce lyonnaise and served in the potato skins ("shells"). In the modern world, however, a more copious version of the dish is the French equivalent of the British dish shepherd's pie.
History and etymology
The dish is named after Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, a French pharmacist, nutritionist and inventor who, in the late 18th century, was instrumental in the promotion of the potato as an edible crop. The word hachis means hash, a dish in which the ingredients are diced or minced, and which comes from the same root as the English word "hatchet".