Galganov's Easy Recipe for Great
Shepherds Pie!

To make this Shepherds Pie recipe you will need:

  • a 20 cm * 28 cm (8" * 11") chafing dish
  • a cooking spoon
  • a pot (to boil your potatoes)
  • a pan (for frying the meat)
  • measuring spoons
  • a knife + cutting board (to dice the garlic and onions)
  • a potato masher

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The required ingredients for this Shepherds Pierecipe are:

for the potato crust:

  • 7 - 8 medium potatoes
  • salt (to salt the water)
  • 2 eggs
  • oil, margarine or butter

for the filling:

  • 500 grams (a little over a pound) of ground meat
  • fat for frying
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp pepper

Method I (crust):

  1. Boil potatoes in generously salted water.
  2. Drain potatoes and mash with eggs and fat (margarine, oil or butter). Add enough fat to create a nice, smooth potato

Method II (filing):

  1. In a large pan, heat oil
  2. lightly fry garlic and onion
  3. add meat and fry until done
  4. add pepper (to taste) while frying
  5. add paprika
  6. mix ingredients well
Method III (assemble + bake):
  1. create a crust by lining the bottom and sites of the chafing dish with potato
  2. cover bottom with meat
  3. create a second layer with the cream corn
  4. top of the pie with a crust made from the balance of the potato
  5. lightly sprinkle top with paprika (for colour)
  6. Preheat oven to 160 c (350 f)
  7. Bake shepherd's pie until potato turns golden brown.

  Shepherd's pie takes from 1 1/2 to 2 hoursin the oven.

Tips & Tricks:
  • Salt the potato water well - you can prepare the balance of the meal without salt. A great way to reduce salt in the dish.

The Background Story
Shepherds Pie

Shepherd's Pie - also Shepherds Pie, Shepherds' Pie, Shepperds Pie, Sheperds Pie, Shepards Pie, Shepard's Pie and Sheppards Pie or, in this case, Cottage Pie.

There are so many recipes to make Shepherd's Pie and all of them are wonderful to someone. Even if you like it one way... the way your mom made it when you were a child, there are many ways to enjoy it. The following recipe is the way my grandmother made Shepherd's Pie. Simple 'n tastey. Some believe this is properly refered to as Cottage Pie or Pate Chiniose (as developed in Quebec)