A traditional British Cottage Pie.
There’s nothing quite so traditionally British as a warm platter of Cottage Pie. Often compared to the equally-savory dish, Shepherd’s Pie, Cottage Pie is a mouthwatering blend of creamy mashed potatoes, lean seasoned ground beef, red tomatoes, and rich butter.
Like nearly all traditional British mince pies, this Cottage Pie also contains a delectable and wholesome smattering of onions, carrots, garlic, and thyme. But the real punch is delivered via aged parmesan cheese and an aromatic Worcestershire sauce.
To enjoy this tasty meal, you only need to heat and eat. After experiencing the rich and comforting flavours of this Cottage Pie, you’ll likely want to order this dish on repeat. And why not? It’s a real treat!
A Brief History of Cottage Pie
Cottage Pie is so-called because it originally developed as the quintessential 1700s working man’s dish. During this period, the common Englishman or Englishwoman lived in small cottages, likely thatched.
Their wages were often meager, but many had access to small communal or private gardens that helped bolster their diet. Before this time, many people thought that potato plants were a poisonous nuisance. But as more folks became aware of its delicious tubers, those starchy spuds began dominating British recipes.
Thus, the beloved Cottage Pie was born. Created with a lovingly thoughtful mix of local ingredients, including freshly mashed potatoes, every bite of this filling pie is bound to make you swoon with delight. And because it’s sized for individuals, you won’t need to share with anyone!
If you’ve never dipped your fork into the gently raked fields of a handmade, preservative-free Cottage Pie, then you simply don’t know what you’re missing. But now is your chance to find out! Enjoy the traditional Cottage Pie experience without the conventional hassle, and don’t be afraid to follow up your meal with a sweet and cinnamony Apple Crumble!