Leave Your Link [LYL]: Hachis Parmentier

What a perfect dish to welcome in the cold weather. Its colder in Pennsylvania anyway. ;)

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  1. claudine October 21, 2010 at 10:10 PM #

    I wish I still had some of this tonight, so fantastic!


  2. yummychunklet October 21, 2010 at 10:11 PM #

    I missed last week’s recipe, so I’m excited to be back! I’m posting early because I have an early day tomorrow and won’t be able to post again till Saturday!


  3. josefa October 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM #

    can’t go wrong when fat meets starch!


  4. fairybekk October 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM #


    I went totally experimental and used what I had available… but it was delicious!! Made enough for 6 and there’s one portion left, and only 2 of us eating :).

  5. KY October 21, 2010 at 10:15 PM #

    My post will be up after midnight. Looking forward to everyone’s hachis parmentier!


  6. Cakelaw October 21, 2010 at 10:16 PM #

    This was lovely, and making the beef from scratch was worth it:


  7. Tammy October 21, 2010 at 10:16 PM #

    Spring here, but still a lovely warming meal for the vagaries of Spring!

    • barefootkitchenwitch October 22, 2010 at 7:55 AM #

      Lovely job – and your ode to the Lunch Ladies made me smile. I remember those days, and that rush to the playground.

  8. Sweetbites October 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM #

    When the 9-year old gives it a double thumb up, we know we have a winner.


  9. Clairej October 21, 2010 at 10:57 PM #

    I guess I have to be the first to say that I didn’t love it. http://147charlbury.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/hachis-parmentier

  10. wanderlustforfood October 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM #

    This was divine! Post will be up tomorrow!


  11. Judy22 October 21, 2010 at 11:10 PM #

    This disappeared in record time, so it’s a good thing I only made half a recipe. Post will be up after midnight pdt.


  12. Gritsgal October 21, 2010 at 11:22 PM #

    This is the ultimate fall meal and in the Mid West the weather is cooperating. Enjoy!

  13. cakeduchess October 21, 2010 at 11:23 PM #

    I loved this recipe. My kids loved this recipe. Total success!:) I went with the quicker version and didn’t boil the beef. It was fantastic.


  14. Megan October 21, 2010 at 11:23 PM #

    I didn’t love it BUT it was a nice surprise. I thought the potato topping was the star.

  15. Jessica of My Baking Heart October 22, 2010 at 12:36 AM #

    Pretty sure I’m in the minority… :)

    Up after 12a!


  16. Serene October 22, 2010 at 1:23 AM #

    It’s rainy here, and I made it tonight. It was delicious, and the family loved it, too. My link will be live after midnight Pacific (that is, in about two hours): http://www.momfoodproject.com/2010/10/22/french-fridays-with-dorie-hachis-parmentier

  17. Good Bite In October 22, 2010 at 1:30 AM #

    Hands off my Hachis Parmentier!

    Weren’t those crispy bits on top delicious?


    Already looking forward to leftovers tonight!

    (which will really make it French Friday rather than French Thursday!)


  18. Miss Kris Kitchen October 22, 2010 at 1:57 AM #

    My son-in-law gives this recipe a 9 out of 10 rating. He told me I really out did myself. Great man food!


  19. frolickingnightowl October 22, 2010 at 1:58 AM #

    Mine will be up at 12:01 am Arizona time. :) I’ll update my link once it’s available.


  20. Marie Alice October 22, 2010 at 2:29 AM #

    We both really enjoyed this! It was fabulous! I cut the recipe down because there are only two of us and I fast tracked it using minced beef instead of the boiled beef. I will make again definitely! Would like to try it with the boiled beef sometime when I have more time to play!


  21. Katrina October 22, 2010 at 3:39 AM #


    Pictures of me with Dorie! So awesome!

  22. saffronandhoney October 22, 2010 at 4:18 AM #

    Here is our Hachis Parmentier, made with lamb & spicy pork sausage:



  23. barefootkitchenwitch October 22, 2010 at 4:19 AM #

    I should have tripled this when I made it. So good!


  24. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite October 22, 2010 at 5:27 AM #

    Absolutely loved this dish – we’re 5 for 5 with this cookbook so far!!!


  25. lizzy October 22, 2010 at 5:57 AM #

    The boys and I all loved this dish…the sausage and chopped beef was SO much better than the hamburger version I’d made before! Excellent!


  26. betsyp October 22, 2010 at 6:20 AM #

    This was my favorite recipe we’ve made with FFwD so far.


  27. luciacara October 22, 2010 at 6:39 AM #

    I did the “main” recipe using a chuck steak & sweet Italian sausage. This way, the meat was really richly flavored but it takes a long time to make, so next time, I will make more (at least double but I think barefootkitchenwitch has the right idea: TRIPLE it!:)).

    My college-age kids were crazy about it! Between the three of us, we ate about 3/4 of it…if my husband had been home for dinner that night, there would have been no leftovers. Leftovers were eaten for breakfast the next day…I couldn’t wait until lunch.

    My picture is not worth looking at…very blurry…but I’m sticking to the rules so it’s posted. We didn’t realize the camera was not on auto focus :( http://cookingluciacara.blogspot.com/

  28. Peggy the Baker October 22, 2010 at 7:21 AM #

    This was yummy! Perfect for a cold night when snow is predicted.

  29. Audrey October 22, 2010 at 7:30 AM #

    This was a great recipe to start with! http://foodfrombooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/french-fridays-with-dorie-hachis.html


  30. Boneats October 22, 2010 at 7:38 AM #

    Made the quick version. So fast and easy to throw together. Such a comfort meal!


  31. beccaporter October 22, 2010 at 7:57 AM #

    Luckily I made this a week or two ago. I had a death in my family this week. My grandfather died.


    • alphaprep October 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM #

      So sorry to hear that Becca, our thoughts are with you.

  32. kudoskitchen October 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM #

    This is a real man’s dish of meat and potatoes. It was a hit at my house!

  33. Dagny October 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM #

    There’s really not much to be said, except that it is comfort food at it’s best!


  34. candygirl October 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM #

    My photo is embarassingly bad but this was delicious!


  35. gaaarp October 22, 2010 at 8:56 AM #

    Oh, so good!! I made it the full monty way, but I want to try the shortcut method, too, as so many people seem to like it.


  36. susanegar October 22, 2010 at 9:03 AM #

    My favorite dish so far! Who knew something so simple could rock my world so hard?


  37. beth@thescreenporch October 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM #

    The quintessential date meal. Needless to say I have a VERY happy husband. http://www.thescreenporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/hachis-parmentier-week-three-french.html

  38. beth@thescreenporch October 22, 2010 at 9:14 AM #


  39. beth@thescreenporch October 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM #

    OMG I am never doing this in the morning again!!!http://thescreenporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/hachis-parmentier-week-three-french.html

  40. cdcooks October 22, 2010 at 9:23 AM #

    My husband and I loved this! It was maybe the most simple and most delicious meal I’ve had in a long time.


  41. Waverly October 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM #

    Hachis Permentier: I can’t pronounce it correctly, but I love it. “What’s for dinner” was the question, “meat and potatoes” was the answer. It made the house smell divine. It tasted just as good. It is homey and comforting, and I can see why Daniel Boulud would crave it.
    SEE IT ON PEACEANDLOVEINTHEKITCHEN.COM – THE FAN PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/peaceandloveinthekitchen

  42. autumnwater October 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM #

    The dish was hearty and comforting. Our favorite recipe thus far.

  43. paojava October 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM #

    SO WONDERFUL!!!! I am absolutely making this again and again I never thought to add italian sausage to the mix–totally elevates the flavor.


  44. franklyentertaining October 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM #

    This dish went quickly at our house! Evryone loved it!

  45. Butter n Thyme October 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM #

    So good – this is my new go-to shepard’s pie recipe! http://wp.me/pwtL2-a2

  46. Elle October 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM #

    I made this for Sunday dinner for myself and my boyfriend, we both loved it! I think maybe next time I will make these in individual baking dishes and freeze some. Or maybe serve it for a dinner party (yes, I thought it was that good) in large ramekins…Here’s my link: http://bit.ly/9vxKlC

  47. thisfoodismyjam October 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM #

    I made this dish for one! It turned out really well and I enjoyed this indulgent dinner by myself: http://thisfoodismyjam.blogspot.com/2010/10/ffwd-hachis-parmentier.html

  48. marcella October 22, 2010 at 12:08 PM #

    Last week I missed out because it was too darn hot for hot soup. So glad it cooled off because we really enjoyed this dish.


  49. Mary Scott October 22, 2010 at 1:05 PM #

    Two thumbs up from the whole family!

  50. jbuker October 22, 2010 at 1:51 PM #

    The ultimate comfort food!


  51. pastrybrush October 22, 2010 at 2:23 PM #

    This weeks and last weeks all rolled into one short post :) They were both yummy.

  52. Lana October 22, 2010 at 2:40 PM #

    We enjoyed Hachis Parmentiere thoroughly. It was simple to make and the balance of the flavors and textures was just right.
    Next time I’ll try the longer version, with cubed beef.
    Cannot wait for the next “installment”!

  53. bearcub October 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM #

    Dorie, why don’t you include thyme in your recipe for hachis parmentier? (Bocuse’s version calls for a lot of thyme…)

  54. crumbskelly October 22, 2010 at 3:07 PM #

    A delicious dish, even though I tried to mess it up by buying the wrong sausage!


  55. Macarun October 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM #

    I think I need to try it again!

  56. TheWhimsicalCupcake October 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM #

    i don’t think i could have amaerican-ified it anymore than i did. oh well. still good!


  57. Roy October 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM #

    This went over well, definitely comfort food.

  58. Candy October 22, 2010 at 6:13 PM #

    This made for a lovely meal. We really enjoyed it!


  59. Deborah Balint October 22, 2010 at 8:08 PM #

    This is my favorite so far! I made a few changes including more cheese(who doesn’t love more cheese!), a bit more tomato paste, using spicy sausage, and I also browned my meat first. I made a double batch because I thought we were really going to like it and I’m so happy that we did as everyone had enough for the next day too! This is my idea of comfort food.

    Here’s a link to my photo(which I did not love as much as the dish):


    • Patti October 22, 2010 at 8:22 PM #

      I thought about browning the meat a bit too but didn’t. Mine was nothing like the colour in the book so I wonder if it was my choice of meat or if I should have browned a bit. Yours looks very yummy!

      • Deborah Balint October 22, 2010 at 9:58 PM #

        Thanks, Patti! I usually always brown my meat first as I find that it gives it a better flavor. Did you post your photo? I looked but didn’t see it.

    • onewetfoot October 24, 2010 at 5:28 AM #

      I love how many variations there are in this list – yours looks delicious.

  60. Genkinaonna October 22, 2010 at 8:36 PM #

    So very very yummy! The perfect fall meal and it reheats well too, so I had more for lunch…got lots of envious stares in the break room!


  61. Kat October 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM #

    Oh man, this was SO good!
    And with the weather starting to turn into true winter, it was a perfect meal to end the week with.


  62. kakimeal4 October 22, 2010 at 9:12 PM #

    All I can say about this dish is YUMMY!!! http://www.awomanofacertainage.blogspot.com

  63. Patti October 22, 2010 at 9:12 PM #

    Fun start to my first time with the group!


    • Deborah Balint October 24, 2010 at 2:51 PM #

      Patti, it looks fabulous! Did you use regular or spicy sausage? Congratulations too on starting your blog!

  64. StephIrey October 22, 2010 at 9:36 PM #

    Had fun making this one…family thought it was just a tad bland even with spicy sausage. Definitely am not sure that cube steak made much of a difference over just doing with with ground beef as suggested in the Bonne Idea!


  65. Jackie October 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM #

    Loved making my first recipe from Around My French Table! I went with the short-cut and used ground beef, but it was delicious!

  66. 1840farm October 22, 2010 at 11:25 PM #

    This was the perfect meal for a cold, damp evening. It was delicious. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow! http://1840farm.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/french-fridays-with-dorie-hachis-parmentier/

  67. Kepa October 22, 2010 at 11:33 PM #

    I missed last week recipe, so I tried to be on time today. I add a day totally off in the kitchen, I failed everything I tried…Too bad, the picture in the book looked yummy.


    • 1cup October 24, 2010 at 2:01 PM #

      I understand and sympathize with the “everything failed” day. I spent a day baking for a cake walk and only three of the five things worked–and one only after significant modifications. Why do I always try new recipes when I’m on a deadline!

  68. diskitchennotes October 22, 2010 at 11:54 PM #

    No Hachis Parmentier yet, but I did finally get my Mustard Tart post up!

    I’m hoping to get both the HP and the apple cake posted next week. Then I’ll be caught up! =)

  69. Tabitha October 23, 2010 at 12:19 AM #

    Ha! I finished it on time!

    Quite a tasty version of shepherd’s pie…

  70. Shin_Hatsubai October 23, 2010 at 12:45 AM #

    This recipe was delicious! I really enjoyed it :)


  71. rainydaykitchen October 23, 2010 at 12:57 AM #

    Personally my favorite dish so far. But I love meat and potatoes!


  72. Jencrafted October 23, 2010 at 2:43 AM #

    Awesome dish. What a treat for dinner last night!

  73. onewetfoot October 23, 2010 at 3:01 AM #

    I managed to date my post for October 22nd, just barely. Here’s the link: http://onewetfoot.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/ffwd-hachis-parmentier/

  74. LaJuana October 23, 2010 at 4:45 AM #


    Made this a week ago….but not wanting to post it early….I end up posting it late! It was a hit around here. I used cube steak and in the end it was so tender I couldn’t tell the difference between it and the sausage. It reminded me of decades ago when I’d do a meatloaf shaped into a circle and fill it and surround it with mashed potatoes and top them with cheese and paprika. Who would have dreamed that French cooking would be such comfort food? When I joined FFwD a friend commented that they didn’t think French food was up my ally. Guess everyone needs a bit of comfort! Thanks to Dorie for opening up our food world!

    • LaJuana October 23, 2010 at 6:12 AM #

      I meant that I couldn’t tell the texture between the cubed steak and the ground sausage…which made me think that a ground chuck would work as well,

  75. Red KitchenAid October 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM #

    I posted to my blog on Friday, but it took a little time for me to post the link. Silly me. http://redkitchenaid.blogspot.com/2010/10/ffwd-hachis-permetier.html

  76. SugarPlumFairy October 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM #

    Woa, i know what i have missed !!
    That makes it 3 goodies for me to catch up:-)
    And catch up i sure want to, now am off to check all the deliciousness galore around!!

  77. Lisa October 23, 2010 at 3:20 PM #


    Thank you, Dorie, for helping me create a new family tradition!

  78. maryeats October 23, 2010 at 3:58 PM #

    Absolutely delicious. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryeats/5108444782/

  79. QuaifeQ October 23, 2010 at 10:10 PM #

    Loved this meal and still loving it! Doubled it and have lots of leftovers:)!

  80. glory445@aol.com October 23, 2010 at 11:33 PM #

    A day late! But I’m excited to post my first FFwD post. This turned out great!


  81. stephsbitebybite October 24, 2010 at 10:09 AM #

    This was such a great meal! I used the “quick” recipe and now that I can now make this anytime I want! http://bit.ly/bGqudG

  82. laq1013 October 24, 2010 at 4:02 PM #

    Delicious. Cannot wait to make it again.


  83. Glennis-CBWA October 24, 2010 at 11:07 PM #

    Not one of my favorite dishes, but there’s nothing wrong with it either… Just not one of my favorites.
    Still…it was warm and comforting on a stormy night!

  84. lemontart October 25, 2010 at 8:56 PM #

    So glad to finally be able to join you all. This was a tasty tasty dish, and I’ll be making this again. Can’t believe Shepherds Pie could be this good!


  85. Mae October 26, 2010 at 12:48 AM #

    Here’s my Hachis Parmentier and a few pix of me meeting the wonderful Dorie Greenspan. Meeting her was such a delightful experience and I love her new cookbook!
    Sorry for the late post…I had major trouble posting my pix. I got to finally figure out what was wrong and I can’t wait to make the next dish!


  86. Katya October 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM #

    In which I cop to the fact that I have issues buying beef.


  87. Michal Sänger October 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM #

    I speak with my pictures :-)


  88. InsomniMom-Shelley October 30, 2010 at 11:08 AM #

    Here is the link to my blog, InsomniMom with my Hacis Parmentier Experience – http://insomnimom.blogspot.com/2010/10/french-fridays-with-dorie-hachis.html

    I had good results, but was extremely pleased that my family declared my beef pot pie (a similar type of dish) to be better. :>)

  89. JLeah October 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM #

    still late. and no pics. but a guarantee to be making it again, probably this month. I bet it goes well with semolina cake, but then I bet semolina cake goes well with anything…


  90. the_frilly_apron November 1, 2010 at 8:09 AM #

    I made two – one for us and one for my sister and her husband. We ALL loved it!


  91. NancyK. November 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM #

    Here’s a link for Hachis and the Mustard Tart.


  92. SLongcoat February 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM #

    I just got the book and am playing catchup.


    Not the most beautiful pictures, but I loved this dish!

  93. ldubois2 February 15, 2011 at 2:35 PM #




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