Sunday, October 3, 2010

FFWD: Hachis Parmentier

French shepards pie. This recipe is reason enough to buy this book. I made this the first week of French Fridays with Dorie to go along with the Gougeres (and Marie-Helene's Apple cake - coming next week). I figured making this and the gougeres would be a good way to use the whole block of gruyere I had bought. To me, this may have been one of the the best things I've ever made. I usually try to stay pretty healthy during the week, and indulge on the weekends. This was one of those indulgent meals for sure, and it was worth every last calorie.

I made this one the long way. I used chuck beef and made the broth myself. It was Sunday, I had the time. I'm sure this is tasty using ground beef and canned broth, but the little bits of tender meat brought this meal to another level. I also used the veggies from the broth, chopped them up and added them to the mix, I couldn't stand to throw them away!

I'm loving this cooking group so far! I can't wait to see what recipes November will bring. To check out the group, head over to French Fridays With Dorie. And to buy the book (which you should!) head over to amazon. Do it!!

Oh - and please excuse the ugliness of this picture, my photography skills are sorely lacking. I just wanted to eat it.


  1. LOL at your photography comment...I have a few of those photos, too! Isn't this a wonderful recipe?

  2. Your photo is great! - looks exactly like what my Hachis looked like (delicious!) - my photo, on the other hand, is severely blurry. I made mine the "long way", too, so it was just like yours.