Hachis Parmentier

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Hachis Parmentier
Hachis Parmentier.jpg
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Potatoes, meat, sauce lyonnaise
Cookbook: Hachis Parmentier  Media: Hachis Parmentier

In haute cuisine, hachis Parmentier (French pronunciation: ​[aʃi paʁmɑ̃ˈtje]) is a dish made with mashed, baked potato, combined with diced meat and sauce lyonnaise and served in the potato shells.[1] In general use, a simpler version is the French equivalent of cottage or shepherd's pie.[2]

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 a dish in which the ingredients are chopped or minced, from the same root as the English word "hatchet".[2][3]

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  1. ^ Le Guide Culinaire by Auguste Escoffier
  2. ^ a b Robert-Collins Dictionnaire Français-Anglais Anglais-Français, Nouvelle Édition
  3. ^ Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th Edition