Harry ate his Shepherd's Pie without much of an appetite in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as he had to spend time in detention with Professor Lockhart and answer his fan mail.
Now you can enjoy your Shepherd's Pie with the the help of this recipe from Sabrina. You can see other recipes from Sabrina here
2 cups of frozen corn
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 pounds ground beef
1 clove minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup beef broth
1 can dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 large potatoes
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
garlic salt, oregano, paprika (to add to potatoes)
sour cream (optional)
Step 1:Boil the corn and set it aside. While the corn is boiling, chop the onion.
Step 2:In a very large sauce pan, melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onions.
Step 3:Add the ground beef when the onions turn golden.
Step 4:Once the ground beef starts to brown, stir in the minced garlic, flour, beef broth, tomatoes, herbs and corn. **Don't overload it - put in one at a time and start with the broth so that everything can cook well.**
Step 5:Careful things don't start to overflow. If you have two pans, try to spread the ingredients evenly in both pans.
Here's where I combined the two pans back into one.
Step 6:A dusting of Rosemary leaves on top to add some zest.
Step 7:Try not to spill - you will though so have some lysol ready like I did! Use a ladle to transfer the meat to a casserole dish and layer it well.
Step 8:After the meal is ready, peel and boil the potatoes. Cube them into small pieces and then mash them with a fork of whip them. Add some milk and butter and the following if you wish: garlic salt, oregano, paprika. If you're going for a very rich mashed potatoe, add some sour cream. I loaded it with grated cheese that melted easily and made a lovely addition to the potatoes.
Step 9:When the potatoes are ready, spoon them on top of the meat in the casserole dish. Smoothen it flat in the dish. Dust a little paprika on top for a finishing effect.
Step 10:Place the pan in the oven at 350 degrees Farenheit for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
Tut, tut - hardly any of you remembered that my favorite color is lilac. I say so in Year with the Yeti.
Gilderoy Lockhard Chamber of Secrets
So many fans visit King's Cross station to take pictures of platforms 9 and 10 that the station management erected a sign that says 'Platform 9 3/4 which, in the Potter books, is invisible to Muggles but acts as a gateway for witches and wizards.