Shepherd's Pie Analysis

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Boil potatoes until tender. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Mix the butter and milk into the potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth. While potatoes boil, preheat a large pan over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes. Add crushed garlic and onion to the meat. Cook with meat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet over medium heat boil water for the gravy. When the water has boiled add the instant gravy of your choice (you can also make your own gravy). Add gravy to meat. Stir in corn. At this point you can add other vegetables of your choice as well. Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and corn mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with grated cheese and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. This recipe is how to make basic shepherd’s pie. Shepherd’s pie is a delicious combination of foods mixed together to form a dish for the whole family. Shepherd’s pie is economical convent food choice for everyone especially the poor, the terms shepherd’s pie and cottage pie are interchangeably used with each other, and it is easy to acquire the ingredients today in the 21st century then it would have been in the past. …show more content…
Depending on the culture and how you were traditionally taught to make it, will make a sight difference in ingredients. For this paper’s purpose I am going to discuss the ingredients that I consider to be used in shepherd’s pie (Instructions for my version of shepherd’s pie above). My family and I personally make shepherd’s pie with ground beef, gravy (homemade or instant), mashed potatoes, corn and cheese on top. Typically I will add ingredients like onion, garlic and spinach to the gravy meat base as

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