Laurie was talking about “comfort food” the other night. That sounded great to me. After all, it was December and outside it was cold, dark, and damp. A perfect night for comfort food.
Perhaps at the top of our comfort food list is Shepherd’s Pie. What is more comforting than meat and potatoes?
When it comes to Shepherd’s Pie we have pretty much settled on this recipe, though its flavor will vary depending on what meat(s) are used. The starting point was a recipe adapted from “The Great American Pie Book" by Judith Choate ( Yankee Books, 1984). Unfortunately I am unable to find a link to it on the Internet.
Her recipe says the pie will feed 4 to 6. I’m thinking more like 4 to 8. I suppose it all depends on what else is being served alongside.
Served with peas and cranberry sauce
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I generally use 50% lamb, 50% lean ground beef. The lamb gives it that shepherd's pie flavor.
* A recipe’s worth of mashed potatoes:
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