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Shepherd's pie?
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DeadCarp    Posted 10-24-2002 at 18:39:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know it has peas, hamburger and mashed potatoes and you bake it somehow, but does anybody know the RIGHT way to make it?

WallSal55    Posted 10-25-2002 at 06:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahead of time, I like to cover crumbled hamburger
with cold water. Boil in saucepan (or microwave)
til browned. Reserve broth, cool down, refrigerate (or stick in the freezer to hurry up
the congealing of fat). Skim off fat then. Make
gravy out of broth with the 2T flour, lT Parkay
Ratio. (Salt OR beef bouillion cube, and black pepper)
Crust: Also, ahead of time, make Baking Powder Biscuit Dough (double recipe for 4-6 people). My baking powder recipe comes from the older Better Homes & Garden cookbook--so the Mrs. just might have this book. (You get the real homemade taste and not that of bisquick!)
I believe I used to line a 9 X 9 pyrex with 1/2
the dough. Prebake for a few minutes to let it
rise so it was half baked. Then I would toss
the hamburger, mashed potatoes,gravy, on top. Then spread the remaining 1/2 of dough on top and bake until gravy bubbles and top of dough is done.
This requires a lot of time and dirty dishes, but the homemade flavor is next to none!

(I hope to find my recipe book, and post it on the recipe site, but I have 24 yrs. of stuff in the house to sift through! I used to work for
Weight Watchers in 1977-1978 so I learned to make
almost anything from scratch and defat it as much
as possible.)

Dell (WA)    Posted 10-24-2002 at 23:11:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Smitty's got a pretty good reciept, I like to top mine with shreaded cheese and bakeitt. Couple of years ago, when I got a hankerin' for Shepherd Pie, and didn't 'member 'xactly how, I did a search on the net. I ended up with bunncha receipts, somefancy someplain. Picked one that was eazy, now ya gotts me mouth droolin'..............Dell

Grove r - looks like I missed out-----    Posted 10-24-2002 at 20:03:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Weeell, ya take one medium sized sheppard, wash peel and boil.....then let simmer for a couple days....let him stew in his own juices.....brings out the flavour....ya know dang well I wouldn't resist that.......!!!! What the dickens went on here, taday???? Take two days off to go to work, and look what happens.....what p's you'uns off does likewise ta' I don't like ta be p'd off.....we got us a good thing goin' if some half bake don't like it.....then I"LL hold the door!!!!! Kinda think this "person" posted much the same awhile ago.....didn't like it then, and like it less now!!! Ron....your more than right in what you no mind, we don't stoop to their got a idee on that calender? you go for it! There!! now I feel better...we'll use the same stuff to hold this forum together that the Eskimos use to hold their igloos together.....i-glue! Have a gooder, R.E.L.

Smitty    Posted 10-24-2002 at 19:40:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I usualy make my Sheperds pie from left over leg of lamb but hamgurger could be used also. I don't realy have a recipe but here goes.
season all to taste and adjust size to how many you are going to serve.
Fry burger and break up in to small pieces onion can be added
make gravey from the drippins
use frozen peas don't need to be cooked
mash tators enough to cover dish that will be used with about 1' of tators.
mix burger, peas and gravey together and pour in pie dish or 9x11 casarol dish
cover with mashed tators.
put in 350 deg oven till mashed tators are golden brown.
just cook burger with your own spices and mash tators as you usualy do.
Good Luck

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