I am joining the French Friday's with Dorie challenge, cooking out of her amazing new cookbook; Around My French Table. I checked it out at my local library and it is now on my wish list. I must tell you this first recipe is out of this world. I am required to resist the urge to post the recipe here, as we are only posting photo's and a review, (though you can find a vast array of other similar recipes on the web). I recommend you go to your local library or bookstore and check it out. You too will want a copy of your very own.
Hachis Parmentier is the french version of Cottage or Shephard's Pie if you will, sans the diced vegetables. It was originally conceived to make use of leftover cooked or boiled beef and stock, like pot roast for instance. It is a perfect autumnal casserole. I can tell you this much, Michael liked it so much that he ate three full bowls. This is a very flavorful dish and a good option for the standard Shephard's Pie. Slowly simmered chunks of well seasoned beef (diced chuck roast), topped with creamy mashed potatoes smothered in good cheese (gruyere or emmenthal). It hits you with that warm, comfort feeling the minute you pull it out of the oven. Just add a side salad or a vegetable of your choice and you have a complete and filling meal.
Carla and Michael