Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie is always made with lamb. You can use beef, but then you have made a cottage pie.

Shepherd’s Pie is always made with lamb. You can use beef, but then you have made a cottage pie.

We Brits are fond of our comfort foods, and none are more comforting than pies. This pie is unusual in that it involves no pastry, only a creamy layer of potatoes. Like many British dishes, it developed as a way to use leftovers from a Sunday lunch — in this case, roast lamb. These days, shepherd’s pie is commonly made using ground lamb. A shepherd’s pie is always made with lamb and is not to be confused with cottage pie, which is made with ground beef.

Follow this link to enjoy a lovely video showing you how to make it…

 

2 thoughts on “Shepherd’s Pie”

  1. Thabo Mbeki

    This shepherds pie is like our famous bobotie. We South Africans are not so different from you Brits after all!

    1. James Munton

      Yes. Also similar to the Greek dish, moussaka. By the way, are you THE Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa?

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