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Friday, April 16, 2010

GastronomicGallivant: English "Criss-Cross" Cottage Pie

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An English Meat pie or Cottage pie usually has a ground meat filling with crusty potato on top.For a change, I made a vegetarian version of this a few days ago with leftover mashed potato on the top.It was a one-pot wonder!Good choice for people on a diet, grazing on dishes with minimal carbs.The recipe is a general guideline and the spicing is minimal to best suit my family, especially my toddler. Feel free to add more or less of any seasoning/spice.

This along with "Meatless Ragu With Dhal Fritters",  "Sauteed Asparagus With Chopped Rigatoni" makes its way to Daisy Blue's Leftover Delicacies.
Ingredients:
  • Mushrooms - 10#s, small, cleaned and diced
  • Mini peppers - 6-7, cleaned and diced
  • Carrots - 2, medium, skinned and diced
  • Sweet Pea - 1/2 cup, fresh or frozen
  • Garlic - 3-4 pods
  • Onion - 1, small, diced
  • Worcestershire Sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Hot Sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Cracked Pepper and Salt - for taste
  • Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mashed Potato - 2 cups (Recipe follows)
Procedure:
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil and saute garlic, onions until the onion is translucent. 
  • Add the diced Carrots, Peppers, both the sauce, cracked pepper and salt.
  • Fry until the carrot are browned, stirring constantly.
  • Add the mushrooms and sweet pea and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Check for taste. Add more pepper or salt if needed.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Transfer the vegetable mixture to a baking dish and using a piping bag, make criss-cross with the mashed potatoes on the top of the dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops of the potatoes are browned.
  • Serve warm.
Makes 3-4 servings.
Easy Breezy "Lite" Mashed Potatoes:
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes - 5-6, medium
  • Partly Skimmed Milk - 6 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cracked Pepper and Salt for taste
Procedure:
  • Boil the potatoes until tender. Peel and transfer to a bowl.
  • Mash it using a Potato Ricer/Masher  along with the other ingredients while still hot.
  • Serve by itself or as a topping for cottage pie.
Makes ~2 cups.

Enjoy!
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58 comments:

  1. Woww, CL neegha superb chef ponga..wat a creative dish..u r so brillant dear..

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  2. Wow, this is so cool, I mean marvelous looking and I am sure delicious as well.

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  3. splendid dish dear....awesome presentation..and the dish looks too tempting.....

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  4. Wow very beautifully presented and creative dish.Lots of veggies at one place.Very healthy & yummy pie.

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  5. Wow! That looks fantastic! So creative. I am going to have to make this. I love that it is healthy. I am eating too many bad foods lately. Amazing presentation too!

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  6. I love how you made the crosshatch with the mashed potatoes! That looks SO good!

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  7. It is very nice you made you made pie strips with mashed potato. I like it.

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  8. yumm! nice way to get kids to eat more veggies :) awesome presentation!

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  9. Looks great! I love how you piped the mashed potatoes on top.

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  10. woooow!!!!that's great job...looks tempting....awesome presentation and clicks....

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  11. Looks soo good lassie..nice recipe..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  12. The criss crossed mashed potatoes really make it look so fun!

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  13. மிகவும் வித்தியசமாக இருக்கின்றது..கலக்குறிங்க...சூப்பர்ப்...

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  14. Looks so yummy and gorgeous.. very colorful and really tempting.

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  15. wow that is a perfect looking pie.... I have some awards waiting for you at my blog... Please accept those...

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  16. Simply awesome..i m speechless seeing ur pic :) really awesome dear :)

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  17. Splendid and awesome dish.
    Lovely decorated.
    Wishing you a great weekend x

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  18. looks great how to eat this have to cute like pizza

    after preparing i will tell you taste , hope it will come good,

    take care
    have agreat day
    http://smsjar.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hi, i love this recipe, is really excellent! Thanks for your nice comment. Kisses

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  20. une très belle idée pour finir les restes et quelle magnifique présentation, bravo
    bonne journée

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  21. That is one easy dish...have always wanted to try cottage pie

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  22. This looks great--I love one dish meals. The potatoes are so fancy piped out like that :-)

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  23. Your cottage pie looks wonderful!! I love all the color and the way you did the mash on top!

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  24. Hi CL

    The Pie with criss cross potatoes look wonderful. With lots of veggies you have made it real healthy.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  25. oh wow, looks so pretty.. love the veggi combo that you added to it.

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  26. hey this looks so perfect..the pie looks delicious..yummy.

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  27. So creative and Unique recipe.. love the pics.

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  28. What an outstanding presentation! I could gobble up this pie English or not!

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  29. love mashed pot. criss cross on top...

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  30. The criss-cross presentation grabbed my attention. Loved the pie.

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  31. Well prepared & well presented delicacy which is totally tempting & luscious!!!! Lots of love & Hugs))))

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  32. Oh! Darling, I make this meatless version often. You see, my daughter is a vegetarian and over the years I had to learn to omit meat from many dishes. Your recipe has couple of interesting ingredients, which I will include in mine next time and will make the top fancy like yours. Sweetie, I am delighted that you have found a new blogging friend in Melissa and I hope and pray that your dream of coming to England turns into reality soon so that you and I can sit down to take tea and chat.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  33. What a lovely cottage pie! Love the criss-cross atop.

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  34. I love the criss cross on the pie! great idea!

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  35. wow such cool recipe,..such lovely dish n clcik!

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  36. oh wow love it and how cool to pipe the potato on the top beautiful

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  37. Vegetarian version of the ie made by you looks good. mm..should I try?

    Let's give a try. :)

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  38. Une réalisation de chef. Bravo.
    C'est très joli.
    See soon.

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  39. Criss cross pie looks superb. Very nice recipe.

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  40. This is superb what a creative dish.. ur a great chef......:-)

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  41. really very good idea..looks so delicious.Really liked the potatoes used on the top.very creative yarr..this kind of recipes are always inspirational. good work keep it up

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  42. Hey this looks fantastic! It's different. Loved the criss cross pattern u have made. Amazing patience!!!

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  43. Heyyyy Coool..Pie looks great dear filling with mushrooms and piping came out perfect dear..hope u enjoyed having this pie dear..

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  44. Awesome..Loved the lattice work with potatoes..:-)

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  45. These are leftovers!?! Its a 10/10 for presentation... and I bet it tastes great too.

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  46. What an awesome dish! Love how you decorated the topping. Thanks for sharing, Lassi!
    Cheers, Kristy

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  47. I love your vegetarian version, looks very pretty!

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  48. wow, it's so beautiful, looks great!!, my kids would love this!!, lovely click!!, must be very delicious!!

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  49. It's a terrific cottage pie version! I just love the gorgeous mashed potato criss cross here!

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