Pommes Aligot

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Pommes Aligot
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
261
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
14g
22%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
118µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.8%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.4%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.9%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
131mg
13%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
164mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
665mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.6%
Sodium
395mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.6%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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