On a chilly day, what could be more comforting than a piping hot bowl of meat and vegetables bathed in a savory gravy and topped with golden mashed potatoes? Not Much. Life is good when a tummy is filled with this kind of yumminess.
Cottage Pie is a cousin to the Shepherds’ Pie. If you replace the beef with ground or chopped lamb, Tada!, you have Shepherds’ Pie.
Cottage Pie has been around for centuries. As early as the late 1700’s Cottage Pie was prepared as a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind. The pie dish was lined on the sides and bottom with mashed potato, as well as having a mashed potato crust on top.