Oh hi it's me from bangers and mash thread.
Hmm? Oh it's going great and people love it! Thanks for asking.
Gotta give props to Uli's.
So now I want to put cottage/shepherds pie on the menu.
My hurdles are ticket time and ...uniqueness.
Every recipe I come across is pretty much the same:
Add carrots and swede (which sounds exotic until you look it up and it turns out that it's just rutabaga).
So I tossed and turned all night, as an American should, trying to figure out a way to make a common dish unique. Toyed with the idea of topping the pie with mashed yams and mashed potatoes. Would have to omit carrots and other root veg I'd think, or it'd be too sweet... Could I use meat that's not minced? Could I use stewed shoulder? Would it be better if I did? I dunno.
OR.... cottage pie/meat pie/pate chinois appreciation thread!