Meet the new Instagram sensation: aligot. The word might be tough to pronounce, but the ingredients are easy to understand. It’s the ultimate stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, blending whipped mashed potatoes with melted cheese. Traditionally made with Cantal or Tomme, this dish originated from the Midi-Pyrénées in the South of France.
Fair warning: Once you try aligot, it might be hard to go back to traditional mashed potatoes.
To learn more, read "What to Eat Now: Potatoes" in our National edition.
This recipe was originally published on 2/13/14 and was updated with additional text and photography by Delia Mooney on 9/22/16.
Pommes AligotThis classic French recipe strikes the perfect balance between mashed potatoes and melted cheese
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes