Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Shepherd's Pie

Not your normal Hari Raya dish but my mom requested for 2 medium trays of shepherd's pie.  

I also have some friends asking for this recipe ... I like to make changes from time to time cos there's no right or wrong shepherd's pie.  This recipe has gone a lot of changes ... in school, Secondary 2 to be exact, it was a super basic pie ... its just potatoes season with salt and pepper, filling was minced chicken, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and abit of butter to finish off ...

So you see this recipe has evolve for the passed 16yrs ... and I kept adding more ingredient to the recipe ... to make it AWESOME!

  • Boil potatoes for 1 to 1 1/2hr depending on the quantity and size of the potatoes
  • Once cooked, drained and peel the jacket (if you boil together with the jacket). Season with salt and pepper.  Butter and milk are optional. Mashed and mix till smooth or leave bits and pieces of chunks are ok too.

potatoes - use russet potatoes (scrub clean and boil with jacket on til cook)
salt and pepper to taste

soft butter
parmesan cheese

  •  Minced meat (I used beef - the choice is yours)
  • Garlic and ginger - chop, onion - diced
  • *Optional - Tomatoes, capsicums, mushroom (put can, don't put also can, put other things also can)

  •  Seasoning - Tomato sauce, salt, pepper, black pepper
  • *Optional - Blended chili
  • Oil to fry

  • Sautee garlic, ginger and onions
  • Once soft add in the minced meat
  • Mix well
  • The liquid will come from the meat cook til the liquid dry up

  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Continue to cook it for 5mins
  • *Optional - add blended chili (can omit) and cook it for 10 to 15mins or until its well cook [add black pepper once its half way cook]

  •  Off the heat
  • Add tomato sauce and the *Optional ingredients such as tomato, capsicum and mushroom
  • Mix well and put aside ... let it cool before use

Use a good quality Mozzarella Cheese!

  • grease aluminum tray, pyrex or oven-prove dish with butter.
  • take 1/2 of the potato mixture and line the bottom of the dish
  • then take a generous amt of filling and layer it on top of the lined potato mixture
  • cover it with mozzarella cheese
  • take the remaining mixed potatoes and cover the filling
  • dot the top with butter (I have none left hahha)
  • add generous amt of mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake it for abt 10min on a pre-heat oven of 190C or until the cheese has melted and turn golden brown

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