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Linda's Irish Shepherd's Pie
The Irish call Cottage Pie Shepherd's pie, and they bung any kind of meat in it, although a traditional Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb and a Cottage Pie with beef. Nuff said. I'm just rating this on the basis of the recipe. It needs peas and carrots big time, and I'd leave out the part with the flour, margarine, ketchup, consomme and especially the browning sauce, you shouldn't need it. Use the consomme (or beef stock) by all means, and a touch of flour to thicken, but I normally simmer everything until the sauce thickens, it's very important not to have too much moisture in the filling, as it'll rise to the top while cooking and ruin the mashed spuds. Use a bit of tomato puree and some herbs if you're feeling adventurous, I use thyme, rosemary and parsley, but they aren't everyone's cup of tea, so use accordingly, and don't forget the Worcester sauce (ONLY from Lea and Perrins!!!) and a teaspoonful of COLEMAN'S!!! powdered mustard in the sauce, now you're cooking!

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2010
Shepherd's Pie VI
As already said, this is a sort of cottage pie, as it's made with beef, however it's wrong. you don't put onions or cheddar in the potato topping, sprinkle the cheddar on top if you want before sticking it in the oven at the end or under a grill, but the cheddar is purely optional , don't mash the carrots, they should be in chunks, no ketchup, use tomato puree if you want, but ketchup is a no-no, a splash of Worccester sauce is good, as is a teaspoon of mustard powder inwith the filling, and where are the peas so clearly visible in the photo? Sorry to be so negative, but it's an english recipe (not Irish), and I've been making it for as long as I can remember. There are better recipes to be found than this one.

210 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2010

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