A wintery meal for this fall-like summer

What to do when you have a fridge full of cheese, half a sack of potatoes and are leaving for a long weekend the day after tomorrow? Why, make aligot of course!

Aligot is a Southern French specialty that combines two really awesome things: mashed potatoes and cheese. Cantal to be exact. It’s made by mashing salted, boiled potatoes, then sautéing them ever so gently with milk, butter, cream and… About half as much cheese as there are potatoes. The result is a silky, dense potatoey goodness so thick you can cut it with a knife.

 

Delicious, yes, but only really appropriate if you are a lumberjack or mountain man. I feel like I now have a brick where my stomach used to be, albeit a divinely rich, delicious brick…

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