Greek cottage pie

Recipe from: 11/27/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 14
Servings 3


  • oil for frying
  • 1
    large onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed
  • 350
  • 20
    tomato paste
  • 1
    dried basil
  • 100
    red wine
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 750
    potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 100
  • 1
    yolk of extra-large egg
  • pinch nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 125
    Cheddar cheese, grated


20-30 min
Preheat the oven to 200 ºC (400 ºF). Spray a fairly small ovenproof dish with non-stick spray. Heat the oil in a saucepan or pan and fry the onion until tender and translucent. Add the garlic and mince and stir-fry until the mince is done. Add the tomato paste, basil and red wine. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes to allow the flavours to blend. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Boil the potatoes until tender. Mash and add the milk, egg yolk and nutmeg, season with salt and black pepper to taste and mix. Spoon half the potato mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish. Spoon the mince mixture over and spoon the remaining potato on top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 2-3.

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