A shepherd’s or a cottage pie? We don’t must care what it’s known as so long as it’s heat and comforting. A meaty sauce topped with creamy mashed potatoes, what’s to not like?
Shepherd’s pie created from beef has lengthy been served in Eire, regardless of the suggestion in its identify of lamb or mutton. Nonetheless, cottage pie, a later introduction from England, is anticipated to be made from beef. Producers use the names interchangeably so watch labels when you’ve got a choice for one or the opposite.
At dwelling, meat from a leftover roast makes an excellent shepherd’s pie — chopped or shredded works effectively. There are many recipes on-line, however don’t hesitate to make use of leftover greens in addition to meat, and burn up gravy too (carry it to the boil earlier than including to the meat to kill any attainable bugs). A jar of tomato sauce/passata added to the meat and greens will give it a carry.
Curry sauce is probably not conventional, however it’s satisfyingly warming. We will underestimate how good curry flavours are with potato. Attempt topping the meat sauce with baked candy potato or butternut squash flavoured with heat spices – a teaspoon every of cumin, coriander and cinnamon goes a good distance.