Comfort Food

Food makes me happy. I love preparing it, cooking and of course the eating part.

Potatoes in all their different forms are one of my favourite comfort foods. Be they boiled, fried, baked, mashed, whole or in wedges, I just love them!

I like shepherd’s pie as it is easy to whip up, delicious and filling, hence a favourite with the kids and adults. And the best part is the recipe is not cast in stone; you can play around with the filling and spices as you wish.

The Irish potatoes here are a bit different, waxy in nature therefore don’t fluff as much when mashed. But they are still a yummy treat. The filling was beef mince, peas, carrots and a handful of corn.

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Peel and cube potatoes. boil with some salt and minced garlic
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Mash the potatoes with some butter a bit of cheddar cheese and black pepper.
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Fry your mince in olive oil with some onions, garlic, mixed vegetables and mixed herbs. Add also some tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and remember salt and pepper to taste. 
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Once cooked, put the mince mixture in an oven proof dish and spread evenly.
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Add the potato mash mixture on top of the mince and also spread evenly. you can make fork tracks like I did or leave it plain.
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Bake in a preheated oven for about 30 min, at 200 degrees Celsius
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Let rest for about 20 minutes before serving 
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Had mine with some simple buttered cabbage that will not overtake the shepherd’s pie flavours. Enjoy!

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