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    Quote Originally Posted by naebie View Post
    So Off topic, but I use diced lamb for my shepherd's pie, and beef mince for my cottage pie.
    Me too! I only make shepherd's pie when we have leftover roast lamb, in fact I'll sometimes buy an extra big leg to ensure there are leftovers! It is SO yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    That's not the only difference either, cottage pie has far more vegetables in it than a shepherd's pie (which doesn't have any, except for things like onion and of course the potato).
    I make cottage pie, it's vegan, but my mum calls it shepherd's pie and I've said that at times because that's all she refers to it as! Oh and everything is a cupboard to her, even if it's a DESK or a bookshelf, or a tallboy, it's just a cupboard to her and it does my head in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    That's not the only difference either, cottage pie has far more vegetables in it than a shepherd's pie (which doesn't have any, except for things like onion and of course the potato).
    Huh??? I disagree there... I would say it's the other way around. Cottage Pie doesn't have vegetables and Shepherd's Pie does. That's the way I was taught... *now googling recipes to prove my point*


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    ^ Okay, google says the difference is the meat only. It makes no difference whether either dish has vegetables included in the recipe, but Cottage Pie uses beef and Shepherd's Pie uses lamb.
    Interesting.

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    Shepherd’s pie

    Serves 4
    Cooking Time Prep time 25 mins, cook 1 hr
    Classic British dish - mutton/lamb with onion, carrot, peas and garlic

    1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 fresh bay leaf 800 gm minced lamb 2 tbsp tomato paste 250 ml (1 cup) brown chicken stock125 ml red wine 60 ml (¼ cup) Worcestershire sauce 120 gm (1 cup) peas1 cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped Creamy mash800 gm desiree potatoes, coarsely chopped 250 ml (1 cup) pouring cream 100 gm butter, softened

    1 Preheat oven to 200C. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, garlic and bay leaf and cook until vegetables are soft and start to colour (7-10 minutes). Season to taste, add mince and stir, breaking up mince with back of spoon until brown (5-7 minutes). Add tomato paste and stir to combine. Add stock, wine and Worcestershire sauce, bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thick (20-25 minutes). Stir through peas and parsley and season to taste. 2 Meanwhile, for creamy mash, place potatoes in a pan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to the boil over medium heat and cook until tender (10-15 minutes). Drain potatoes and return to pan. Add cream and butter and mash until smooth. Season to taste. 3 Divide mince mixture between four 2 cup-capacity ovenproof dishes. Top with potato and bake until golden (10-15 minutes). Serve with extra Worcestershire sauce to the side.


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    She meant ignore. Egnour??????? What the...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltygirl View Post
    I read a friend's Facebook status the other day and cringed... it was : "name" is sitting on the bed trying to egnour the kids.
    She meant ignore. Egnour??????? What the...??

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