Recipe French Shepherd's Pie (Hachis Parmentier)

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  • French Shepherd's Pie (Hachis Parmentier)
  • 4Servings
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  • 720 kCal
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  • Category : Vegetables and Grains
  • Sub-category : Potatoes
  • Difficulty : 2
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  • 1 large pot
  • 1 skillet
  • 1 potato masher
  • 1 meat grinder
  • 1 large gratin dish (12" x 8" or 33cm x 20cm)


  1. Prepare the mashed potatoes: Peel and cut the potatoes and cook in a pot of salted water for about 20 minutes (prick with a fork to check for tenderness). Mash the potatoes while adding the hot milk until you have a purée that's neither too thin nor too thick. Add the butter and nutmeg

  2. Prepare the meat: Grind the meat, onion and crushed garlic
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    Sauté the onion with a little butter in a skillet. Add the garlic, ground meat, salt, pepper, chopped parsley and herbs
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  3. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Butter the baking dish and spread a layer of mashed potatoes at the bottom of the dish. Add the meat mixture over the potatoes, and then spread the rest of the potates over the meat
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    Sprinkle the grated cheese over the potatoes and then add a few dollops of butter over the cheese
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    Bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown
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Final Thoughts...

  • A safe bet for everyone's taste buds! A great way to use leftover meat ;) ... Make sure to serve hot!

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    If there are any leftovers, save them for another delicious meal

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