In haute cuisine, Hachis Parmentier is a kind of meal prepared with mashed, baked potato, combined with diced meat and sauce lyonnaise and served in the potato shells.
In general use, a simpler version is the French equivalent of cottage or shepherd's pie.
Hachis Parmentier is named after a French pharmacist, nutritionist and inventor, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, who, in the late 18th century, was helpful in the promotion of the potato as an edible crop. The word "hachis" means a dish in which the ingredients are chopped or minced, from the same root as the English word "hatchet".
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