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Shepherd’s pie advice

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TR888 Wed 01-Jan-20 21:49:37

Whenever I cook shepherd’s pie, the mash layer partly melts into the lamb mix. Is there any way to avoid this?

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userxx Wed 01-Jan-20 21:52:09

Think the meat needs to cool down first.

SingingGoldfinch Wed 01-Jan-20 21:59:13

Is the mash too wet/milky? I don't let the meat cool at all before adding the mash and it never sinks in.

Bourbonbiccy Wed 01-Jan-20 22:03:39

Is your mash too wet, a bit sloppy.

I don't let my meat cool either, I just throw it all together hot, then in the oven.

suze28 Wed 01-Jan-20 22:06:44

Don't add milk to the mashed potato when you make it.

justthecat Wed 01-Jan-20 22:09:45

I cook the mince part the day before and let chill overnight. Do mash but let chill before add ( just put nr open kitchen window ) add together and cook whenever

missmouse101 Wed 01-Jan-20 22:10:09

Oh! oh! oh! I had a big problem with this, and then I tried a good layer of frozen peas on the meat, to fully cover it, then put on the mash. It really works! I'm always telling people about it! grin

MrsElijahMikaelson1 Wed 01-Jan-20 22:13:24

Your meat is probably too wet-needs very little gravy and has to be ‘thick’-I just cook mine for hours. With the potato, don’t let it over boil and put back on the heat for a bit to stream excess water off before you mash. Neither has to be cold then

myidentitymycrisis Wed 01-Jan-20 22:21:58

I take off most of the gravy before adding a dryish mash, then serve the gravy on the side in a jug

TR888 Wed 01-Jan-20 22:27:35

Love the frozen peas tip! I’ll definitely try that, thanks! Good ideas here overall.

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TR888 Thu 02-Jan-20 14:36:46

A quick update to let you know that I've made the pie and the frozen peas tip really works! Thanks for all the advice x

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missmouse101 Thu 02-Jan-20 17:42:22

Fabulous! The peas are great for fish pie too! It's so satisfying to have solved the problem isn't it! grin

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