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Cottage Pie

Minced or chopped beef, mixed or topped with vegetables, then topped with mashed potatoes and baked.

Before mincing machines came along in the 1870s, it would have been made with chunks of meat, and before the British grudgingly started eating the potato at the end of the 1700s, it would have been topped with a pastry crust instead of the mashed potato.

It differs from Shepherd's Pie in that Shepherd's Pie uses lamb instead of beef, and doesn't always have vegetables in it.

In the hands of an able cook, Cottage Pie is a dish that warms the heart in winter and calls all by itself for seconds. In the hands of a mean or indifferent cook, it is every school child's worst nightmare.

See also:

Savoury Pies

Aussie Meat Pies; Bacon and Potato Pie Recipe; Bacon & Onion Tart Recipe; Cottage Pie; Cow-Heel Pie; Devizes Pie; Fray Bentos Pies; Friday Pie; Hornazo; Huntingdon Fidget Pie Recipe; Huntingdon Fidget Pie; Melton Mowbray Pork Pies; Muggety Pie; Pasticcio; Pork Pies; Puffed Pinwheel Pizzas Recipe; Sausage and Mushroom Turnovers Recipe; Savoury Pies; Shepherd's Pie; Stand Pies; Stargazey Pie Recipe; Stokenchurch Pie Recipe; Stokenchurch Pie; Tartiflette Tart; Tourtière; Zucchini and Pesto Puffs Recipe

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Oulton, Randal. "Cottage Pie." CooksInfo.com. Published 04 June 2004; revised 10 August 2010. Web. Accessed 04/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/cottage-pie>.

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