Harry ate his shepherd’s pie without much of an appetite in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets since 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.
Shepherd's Pie by Sabrina
Boil the corn and set it aside. While the corn is boiling, chop the onion.
In a very large saucepan, melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onions.
Add the ground beef when the onions turn golden.
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.**
Be careful things don't start to overflow. If you have two pans, try to spread the ingredients over both pans.
Add a dusting of rosemary leaves on top to add some zest.
Try not to spill! Use a ladle to transfer the meat to a casserole dish and layer it well.
After the meat is ready, peel and boil the potatoes. Cube them into small pieces and mash them with a fork to 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 potato, add some sour cream. I loaded it with grated cheese that melted easily and made a lovely addition to the potatoes.
When the potatoes are ready, spoon them on top of the meat in the casserole dish. Smooth it flat in the dish. Dust a little paprika on top for a finishing effect.
Place the pan in the over at 350F for 20 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!