Definition of Parmentier in English:



  • postpositive (of a dish) made with or accompanied by potatoes.

    ‘potage Parmentier’
    • ‘For a little more on the history of the dish, let me point you to my recipe for Duck Confit Parmentier on the Bonjour Paris website.’
    • ‘The equivalent dish in France is called hachis Parmentier in honour of the man who persuaded the French to eat potatoes.’
    • ‘F's Hachis Parmentier was an amazingly tasty mash of puréed potato and shredded duck served with a side of sharply dressed green frisée.’


From the name of Antoine A. Parmentier (1737–1813), the French agriculturalist who popularized the potato in France.