Hachis Parmentier. The popular dish Hachis Parmentier is named after Antoine Parmentier who was the one who convinced Louis XVI that the potato had a good taste and could be proposed to the French people during the famine. It is very similar to cottage or shepherd’s pie, consisting typically of a mixture of skinless mashed potato with finely ground meat which has been cooked before grinding.
The ground meat can be mixed throughout the mashed potato or kept as a distinct layer in the middle or bottom. Common additional ingredients and seasonings include salt, pepper, chopped onions, chopped garlic, and a generous helping of butter or meat fat. The whole dish is baked briefly at high temperature to form a golden brown crust on the top. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine-Augustin_Parmentier)
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