Originally Posted by Ishbel
Traditionally shepherd's pie is made with minced lamb (hence shepherd!) and if it is made with minced beef it is called cottage pie...
But what if you live in Upper Peninsula Michigan where cottages are called cabins? Would it then be called cabin pie, and if you were really hungry for it, would you have cabin Fever? Yuk, yuik
I know, I know. Very bad puns there. But I just couldn't resist.
Seriously though folks, this stuff looks yummy. I have to say though, that I never had shepahrd's pie, or cottage pie until I was an adult. I wasn't very impressed. The potatoes were generally of the instant variety, and the filling was soupy.
But as this dish resembles the famous U.P. pastie, it does hold promise if made correctly. Ufortunately, potatoes are on my "do not eat unless there is no other food available" list as they are so very high in starch, and low in fiber and nutritional value.
Now don't get me wrong, I do know they do have viatamins and minerals (mostly in the skin), but are generally not suitable for diabetics.
I wonder how this general dish would be with a whole wheat pasta on top? Might be interesting.
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