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Aligot (Mashed Potatoes with Melted Cheese)

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Aligot is the ultimate comfort food—think, ski lodge, by the fire, warming and filling you up. It's kind of like a potato fondue: mashed potatoes whipped with melted cheese until it gets gooey and smotheringly delicious. I like eating it with just a light green salad alongside.

Traditionally, aligot is made with Cantal or Tomme cheese, but since I couldn't find any where I live I'm using raclette, a fantastic French melting cheese. After eating this, you won't believe you've ever eaten "mashed potatoes" in your life. This is so much better, more decadent, and indulgent than that.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

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