Pommes Aligot

Pommes Aligot
Staff Writer
Photo Modified: Flickr/ Krista

In this comforting dish, potatoes are beaten together with cheese and crème fraîche until smooth and silky. Tradtionally made with Cantal cheese, you can subsitute sharp Cheddar for an equally delicious dish. 

Photo Modified: Flickr/ Krista

6
Servings
343
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 Cup creme fraiche
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 Cups grated Cantal cheese or sharp Cheddar

Directions

Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with cold water. Season the water with salt and bring to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes.Drain the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher and mix in the salt, pepper, and butter for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the potatoes are fluffy.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the crème fraîche and garlic. Remove the garlic and pour the steaming crème fraîche into the mashed potatoes and transfer the pan of potatoes to the stovetop over low heat. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, beat the crème fraîche into potatoes.

Add the cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, and continue beating the mixture over the heat until it forms a smooth, silky texture, about 10 minutes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
218µg
31%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
572mg
57%
Choline, total
43mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
945mg
100%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
1154mg
77%
Water
193g
7%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%