Food & Drink Around The World: Mashed Potato Casserole

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Welcome readers, we shall share the writing off food recipes, which is often directly practiced from home

The recipe here is for a fairly typical French version of Hachis
Parmentier, but feel free to change the vegetables, seasoning, and even
the meat in this recipe. Hachis Parmentier is extremely versatile.

Mashed Potato Casserole

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence or other herbs
  • salt and pepper (to your taste)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 4 – 5 cups mashed potatoes (instant is fine)
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese (gruyère, emmental, or swiss)

In
a large frying pan, cook the onions and garlic in the butter and olive
oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, ground
beef, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is browned thoroughly.
Turn off heat and add egg yolk and Parmesan cheese, stirring to mix
completely.

Spread the meat in the bottom of an lightly oiled oven
proof dish (a 13 X 9 inch Pyrex dish would be perfect for the amount
given in this recipe). Spread the potatoes on top of this and finish by
sprinkling grated cheese on top.Brown in 400° F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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