How to Prepare Appetizing Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie. Being from Australia, cottage pie is a favourite when it comes to comfort food for the family. Overall, this recipe is pretty close to the orignial. Not sure why you would want to add cinnamon to a traditional cottage pie.

Cottage Pie I followed the recipe for everything except the green peas coz I do not have them on hand. I use a bigger onion instead. I forgot to dot extra butter on top, but it still came out crisp with adequately brown. You can cook Cottage Pie using 20 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Cottage Pie

  1. You need of For the mash.
  2. Prepare 2.5 Kg of Maris Piper potatoes.
  3. Prepare 150 ml of double cream.
  4. You need 300 ml of milk.
  5. Prepare 3-4 knobs of butter.
  6. It's Pinch of salt.
  7. It's Pinch of pepper.
  8. It's Pinch of nutmeg.
  9. You need of For the filling.
  10. Prepare 750 g of beef mince.
  11. It's 50 g of peas.
  12. It's 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  13. Prepare 2 of large knobs of salted butter.
  14. Prepare 1 tbsp of paprika.
  15. It's of Sprinkle of chilli powder.
  16. It's of For the topping.
  17. It's 400 g of medium cheddar cheese, grated.
  18. Prepare of To serve.
  19. It's of Savoy cabbage.
  20. You need 600 ml of gravy.

View Suggestions BACK TO TOP See all Scripps Networks Digital. A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb.

Cottage Pie step by step

  1. Peel the potatoes and put them in a saucepan with water and a pinch of salt, and boil. This should take about 30-40 minutes..
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, add the oil and butter to a saucepan on a medium/high heat, and once the oil starts sizzling - add the mince and break it all apart so all the meat in separated. Fry until browned and the liquid fat has been cooked off. Add the peas..
  3. To check the potatoes are cooked, try and pick one up by stabbing it with a knife. If it falls off the knife with ease, the potatoes are done. Drain and mash, gradually adding milk, butter and cream where necessary. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg... mash until there are no lumps..
  4. In a large oven dish, spread the mince filling across the bottom, until level. Repeat with the mash. Top with the cheese and bake in a preheated oven (150°C) until the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately with gravy and savoy cabbage..

There are many variations of the recipe, but the defining ingredients include minced or ground beef with onions (and sometimes other vegetables) in a gravy. Cottage pie is actually older than shepherd's pie. Potatoes were affordable ingredients that were often used by the peasants, who lived in cottages. Prepared mashed potatoes will help you whip up this classic Cottage Pie with Potato Crust recipe with ease. You can even make up a double batch so you can freeze half for later.

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