Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie is a meat pie usually beef or lamb with a crust of mashed potato. The term Cottage Pie was in used by 1791; it is when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop that has been very affordable for the poor.
In history, the dish means using leftover roasted meat of any kind. Then the Shepherd’s Pie term did not appear until 1877, since it is called Cottage Pie before even if the main ingredients was beef of mutton, the term Shepherd’s Pie has been used then the meat or the fillings of the pie is lamb.
The term shepherd is concerned with sheep and not cattle in the theory. There are many variation today of this pie, but the difference is just the fillings of the pie. There are:
St. Stephen’s Day Pie – made using ham and turkey.
Cumberland Pie – made with and kind of meat and a layer of breadcrumb on top.
Fish Pie – made using fish.
Pastel de Papa (potato pie) or Pastel de Carne (meat pie) – it is a variation from Argentina, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Chile.
Wanted to taste the traditional Shepherd’s Pie? Here are the ingredients.
This dish is perfect with wine or beer. British cuisine is very specific set of cooking traditions and practices. This dish will take you for about an hour of preparing. In addition to that, the recipes of the dish are easy to find in the market. Have a try of this recipe and taste the rich in flavor dish or British Cuisine. Happy Eating!!!