|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"). In general usage, a simpler version of the dish is the French equivalent of the British dish cottage or 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 a dish in which the ingredients are chopped or minced, from the same root as the English word "hatchet".
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