Buckingham Palace Cottage Pie

Ed Mayfield

By
@manofpans

Saw this one recently in a British tabloid. It's supposedly from the chef at Buckingham Palace, so if it's good enough for Kate and Wil, it's fine by me. I cooked it exactly as written and it turned out great.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground beef
2 small
yellow onions, chopped
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/3 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
water
2
bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
thyme, dried

THE POTATO TOPPING

2 lb
red potatoes
1/4 c
butter
1/4 c
heavy cream
2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper
1/8 tsp
nutmeg
1
egg yolk
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, over high heat, saute the chopped onions until soft and translucent. Add the ground beef and break up using a wooden spoon. Saute until it is browned. Gradually stir in the flour, thyme, water, bouilon cubes and worcestershire sauce.
2
Reduce heat to low and simmer the meat(so it is just bubbling) for about 30 minutes. Remove from stove. Spoon onto a large pie dish. Leave to cool.
3
Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water(about an inch above the potatoes). Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Lower heat to a simmer until the potatoes are tender(about 20 minutes). Drain the water off the potatoes and return dry potatoes to a low heat for one or two minutes to dry them. Mash the potatoes with a potatoe masher.
4
Add the butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg yolk and cream and stir into the potatoe mix. Spoon on top of the beef mix and sprinkle cheese over the potatoes.
5
Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees) for about 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and pie has heated through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: English