Sunday, June 2, 2013

 Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie

Actually I have not tried this meat pie yet, but why not if I try to cook this English signature's food for the first time.
Cottage pie or Shepherd's pie is a meat with a crust of mashed potato according to Wikipedia source.
Shepherd's pie is made from lamb, but cottage pie is made from ground beef or mutton.

Let's try to cook this pie!

Source :


For mashed potato topping 3 large US Russet potatoes ===> I used 4 medium potatoes
100ml fresh milk
Black pepper

1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water till until tender (I use pressure cooker that just need 10mins to cook)
2. Mash the potatoes, add in milk and season with salt and black pepper.
3. Set aside.

For beef fillings

500g minced beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
150g mixed vegetables ===> I used 250 grm

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Bay leaf, torn ===> skip
3 tbsp tomato paste
a pinch of Rosemary flakes ===> skip
a pinch of Parsley flakes ===> skip
a pinch of Cayenne pepper , optional
black pepper
100ml water

1. Heat Olive oil in a pan.
2. Sauté chopped onion and garlic
3. Add in mixed vegetables, mix well
4. Add in minced beef, stir well.
5. Add water and all seasonings, cook till sauce has thickened.

To assemble Cottage pie

Parmesan cheese powder
Parsley flakes ===> I used oregano flakes

1. Spoon cooked minced beef in a 9” round baking pan.
2. Layer the mashed potato generously on top of the mince
3. Fluff up the mash potato with a fork to make rough peaks.
4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese powder and parsley flakes on top.
5. Bake in the 180˚C pre-heated oven for approximately 25 mins, and brown the top at 200˚C until golden brown.

After eating my first cottage pie, this western food is worthed to be try for cooking.

PS. You can cook half of ingredients cause the result of the pie, perhaps you can eat from morning until night ;-p or you can share to your neighbor or friends.
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