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Monday, May 11, 2009

Shepard's Pie

This was my contribution to the Mother's Day "potluck" dinner we had at home. Mom decided to have our meal at home instead of eating out this year. I thought it was a good idea as Mother's Day is so commercialised nowadays. It is crowded in most restaurants and they have all sorts of Mother's Day menus, just to make you part with your money. I dun mind if the food is good, but then you have to make reservations, and most of the time, its too rush and you have to put up with sub-standard food 'coz of the crowds.

Anyway, I always wanted to try making shepard's pie. And here it is....
The recipe for reference :
What you need
  • 5 medium size potatoes
  • 20gm butter
  • 2 medium size yellow onions
  • 1 medium size red onion
  • 500gm minced beef
  • 2 packs of cream of corn (del monte brand)
  • 1 pack of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 - 2 tbsp of mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp of soya sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dash of fish sauce
What to do
  • Boil and mash potatoes. Add 20gm of butter while potatoes are still warm. Mix in and then set aside (this can be done earlier and kept in the fridge).
  • Cube onions and start frying in pan. Add in some water and cook the onions till soft.
  • Add in the minced beef and fry till cooked. while frying the beef, place in 1-2 tbsp of mixed herbs and seasoning.
  • When beef is almost cooked, pour in both packs of cream of corn and let it simmer for 10mins.
  • Preheat your oven at 180c.
  • Off the fire and transfer the cooked beef into a casserole.
  • Level the meat and then spread a layer of shredded mozzarella onto it.
  • Then, put the mashed potatoes on top and level it. Top it with more cheese.
  • Place casserole into oven and let it bake till the top is golden, takes at least 30mins.



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