Thursday, May 8, 2008

Homemade Shepherds Pie

I have a few tips on how to make pies such as this and my fish pie more nutritious and tasty for my family.

1 Use plenty of vegetables in lamb mince mixture e.g. carrots,swedes,courgettes...what ever lurks in the fridge. (broc and caulis not recommended)

2 Use a mixture of regular potatoes and sweet potatoes for the potato layer-sweet potatoes are very good for you but my kids will run a mile away if served on their own. Perhaps other root vegetable or squashes could also be incorporated into this layer.

3 When making cheese sauce for fish pie try steaming one cauliflower and then liquidise in a blender-add grated cheese to it and seasoning. This gives a whole extra vegetable portion.

4 Add a topping of sliced leeks to the potato layer and cover with grated cheese to prevent burning-very delicious and another vegetable portion.

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