These extra cheesy potatoes resemble decadent fondue.


Pommes aligot from Le Politique Austin.Pommes aligot from Le Politique Austin.
Pommes aligot from Le Politique Austin.

According to their botanic family, potatoes (pommes, in French) are a vegetable. But calling pommes aligot a vegetable is like calling peanut butter pie a legume. Plant matter takes a backseat in this dish laden with garlic, butter, heavy cream, and cheese.

How much cheese to add is a personal question, but the correct answer is some variation of “a lot.” For each pound of potato, true aligot calls for about a cup of Tomme, a mild, nutty Alpine cheese. But Tomme is also made in Southern France, among the Pyrenees mountains,…

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