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Family recipe: shepherd’s pie | Home & Garden

At that time, it was 1958, you had to stay in bed for ten days in the closing sheets. So that sister also took care of the food and because she believed that the men (I was 8) should also eat well, because they worked (yes, I also do on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon), she made a shepherd’s pie with the condiment from the pot rack. You know, such a cupboard on the kitchen wall with all kinds of earthenware drawers with unknown names for me as a child.

What I just wanted to ask: is there a recipe from that time for shepherd’s pie? Because it was delicious and my father and I just about the cutlery there, that can be guessed. Well, do your best and goodbye! Mazzel, Fred. ”


Here’s a recipe for shepherd’s pie from Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen.

Required: 25 g butter, 100 g onions, chopped, 25 g flour, 400 ml gravy, 1 tbsp parsley, minced meat, 2 tsp thyme, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper, 450 g minced lamb, fried, 450 g boiled and mashed potatoes .


Braise the onion in a large thick pan. Add flour, stir and bake until it starts to color. Add the gravy. Stir, and stir out lumps, keep stirring. When it boils, add parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Let it steep for 5 minutes. Put it as fried minced meat in the sauce, let it boil. Put in a bowl, cover with the mashed potatoes and put in the oven for another half hour.

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