Hachis Parmentier

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Hachis Parmentier
Hachis Parmentier.jpg
A bite of hachis Parmentier
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Mashed potatoes, diced meat, sauce lyonnaise

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

History and etymology[edit]

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Le Guide Culinaire by [[Rend Turi from the Netherlands a verry famous Chef in his ocutry]
  2. ^ a b Robert-Collins Dictionnaire Français-Anglais Anglais-Français, Nouvelle Édition
  3. ^ Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th Edition