A creamy mash with sauteed cabbage, onion and green pepper. Molded on a platter, then topped with Marsala sauteed white button and Portobello mushroom. Topped with BLACK WALNUT MARSALA GRAVY! Who says the Irish can’t cook? Well, I took their peasant dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage and elevated it to haute cuisine status. So here it is. This Irish gal CAN cook!
Not your traditional SHEPHERD PIE! YET, just as tasty and more. Red-skinned potatoes with Dairy Blue Cheese Dressing! Fresh spinach. Simple Truth Meatless Crumbles that taste like beef only better. Veggie Saute with cabbage, green beans and mushrooms! Even a WILD BROWN GRAVY. Topped with garlic panko crumbs!
What the world calls Shepherd’s Pie my mother called Chinese Pie. It wasn’t till I left home that I discovered what I thought was Chinese all this time was something else. Named after Shepherd’s herding their animals to slaughter. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want…something about not fearing the price on your head!
Well, this is my version, not unlike Mom’s, just a few differences. She always used fresh potatoes and ground beef and onions topped with creamed corn, then the potato. It was always good – leftovers too!
I’m trying crispy onion for the first time ever as a topper.
One chore I dreaded as a kid was peeling potatoes. I used a paring knife instead of a peeler to make it quicker. My father would yell at me for cutting away half the potato with the peel. Oh well, then along came instant!! My kind of invention. Of course I still do prefer fresh mashed, but over the years improvements were made in the instant category. Yea!
Shepherds led the animals to slaughter. This animal-free Shepherds Pie herds humans away from the animal and into a new world of animal-free cuisine! Yes, this pie fits the cuisine status! Easy to make lets you enjoy exquisite more often! Elegance from a can and a box – can you imagine that! Good!
Pre-peeled, canned little white potatoes, lightly oiled, tossed in an instant potato and paprika dry coating, then baked till crispy. What could be easier? Drizzled with a little melted margarine, garlic and parsley, then served with an upscale creamy BBQ dipping sauce along with plain ol’ ketchup! Serve as an appetizer, small plate lunch or main dish supper with a small side salad and side veggie!
Instant mashed potato made with carrot juice, soy cream cheese, a dash of nutmeg and fresh cracked pepper. Topped with a rustic saute of green pepper, onion and petite diced tomatoes. Seasoned with allspice, garlic and fennel!