Does that look upside down ? I didn’t cover the pie with another layer of mashed potatoes as these were made as part of a diet friendly Dinner …ended up in a luxurious one anyway we enjoyed it hence thought to share with you.
A shepherds pie is something made from the left over meat, lined with mashed potatoes and also topped with the same.Omitted the topping and also decided not to cover with any crust just for the ease of it.
While I was making it , I had a doubt if its filling enough…
Only today I came across this quote or else I would have omitted the addition of pasta to this dish 😉
No regrets as it didn’t come out to be an Alien’s dish ….Pasta’s are also added to Pie’s I guess , I used a little of shell-pasta in this recipe.
For the Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes – 2 large ( cut , boiled and mashed )
Milk – 3/4 cup
Butter – 2 to 3 table spoon.
Pepper and salt to taste.
* Boil the milk in low heat , add the butter to it, when the butter melts , add in the mashed potatoes, mix thoroughly with out any lumps add salt and pepper. Switch off the heat. Layer these mashed potatoes as base for the pie in a oven proof dish / casserole.
For the Filling (Use vegetable’s & meat of your choice)
I made the filling with the following ingredients
Left over fried chicken Pieces
Onion – 1/2 medium chopped
Garlic – 3 no’s finely chopped
Broccoli – 1/2 of 1 medium sized head , chopped.
Green Bell Pepper / Capsicum – 1 medium chopped
Shell Pasta/ Conchiglie – 1/2 cup (or use any other paste, noodles) – Optional
Pepper – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 table spoon
* If using Pasta , Boil water to cook the pasta , when it starts to bubble , add the pasta and salt. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes in medium heat , check if the pasta’s are cooked , drain away the water and keep aside.
For the White Sauce
: To make this Dish extra Generous , Cover the pie with another layer of mashed potatoes and also add some cheese while making the white sauce (That’s in its last step before switching off the heat)
: While making the mashed potatoes , make it thick in consistency , if the mashed potatoes looks watery , cook for a few more minutes in low flame to thicken it up , do stir constantly.