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Hachis parmentier (French shepard’s pie)

20 avr

The hachis parmentier is a classic French recipe. Kids love it because it is tasty and easy to eat! Parents love it because it is tasty and easy to make! It is also a good to use your mashed potatoes if you have done too much!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes for the potatoes and 30 minutes for the hachis
Difficulty: Very easy
Ingredients (for 2 person):
- 300 gr of potatoes
- 20 cl of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of butter
- -200 gr of minced beed
- 50 gr of grated cheese
- Salt, pepper

Peel the potatoes and cook them into hot water for around 35 minutes. Then dry them, mash them and mix them with the milk, the egg and the butter.

Put half of the mash potatoes in a tin. Then cover with the minced beef. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover the minced beef with the rest of the mash potatoes. Sparkle with the grated cheese.

Cook in the oven for around 30 minutes at thermostat 200 degrees, until the grated cheese as a golden colour.

Tip: serve with green lettuce.

Skirt: Primark

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Cauliflower au gratin

08 jan

Cauliflower au gratin is a recipe that you can prepare in advance as you can eat it fresh or reheat. The gratin is covered with béchamel sauce to give it a creamy flavour. You can serve it as an accompaniment to meat, or as a main dish by adding some ham dices. Serves with a green salad.  

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Very easy

Ingredients (for 2 persons):

-          1 cauliflower

-          4 potatoes

-          1 egg

-          2 slices of ham (optional)

-          3 tablespoon of flour

-          20 g of butter

-          ¼ litre of milk

-          Salt, pepper, nutmeg

-          Grated cheddar

Peel the cauliflower and the potatoes and cut them into medium dices. Cook them in a pan of hot water with the egg in its shell for around 10 minutes. Drain the vegetable and peel the egg.

For the béchamel sauce: melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and the milk and mix  quickly to avoid lumps. Season with salt, pepper and a touch of nutmeg.

Put the cauliflower, the potatoes and the hard-boiled egg and the ham both cut into small dices in a tin. Cover with the béchamel sauce and grated cheddar. Put in the oven thermostat 200 degrees for 20 minutes until the gratin has a golden colour.

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Gratin Dauphinois

22 déc

Gratin dauphinois is a delicacy… more easy to cook that it looks like! You can serve it during any occasion, either for family meals or formal diners.  And it is perfect to be served with turkey for Christmas!

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients (for 4 persons):

-          1 kg of potatoes

-          1 litre of milk

-          10 cl of single cream

-          1 glove of garlic

-          Salt, pepper, nutmeg

-          100 gr of grated cheddar (optional)

Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. Put them in a sauce pan with the milk and the garlic and boil for 10 minutes, until the potatoes are nearly done (they need to remain a bite firm).

Strain the potatoes and put them into a tin greased with butter. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. You can sprinkle some grated cheddar to give a more crunchy taste. Leave in the oven at thermostat 180 degrees for 30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and has a golden colour.

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Fried potatoes with bacon cubes

02 déc

This countryside French recipe can be served as a main dish or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or roast beef. It is very simple to make, really tasty, and perfect for cold weather!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Level of difficulty: Very easy

Ingredients for 2 persons:

-          6 medium size potatoes

-          1 onion

-          150 gr. of bacon cubes

-          Butter

-          Vegetal oil

-          Salt, pepper

Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Put them into a pan of hot water for 15 minutes (to know if they are ready or not, prick a piece of potato with a knife, if it is tender they are ready).

Strain  the potatoes and put in a frying pan with a spoon of butter, a spoon of vegetal oil, the onion cut into thin slices, and the bacon cubes.

Fry over a medium heat for around 10 minutes, until the bacon become crispy and the potatoes have a golden colour.

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