French Canadian Shepherd's Pork Pie with Variations
4 servings scale / convert
4 cups mashed potatoes
1-1/4 lb. can creamed corn (540 mL)
1 lb. leftover cooked pork (ground) seasoned to taste
1 md. onion, chopped and fried
3 knobs of butter
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a saucepan, cook potatoes and mash them. Season the potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.
Grind your leftover pork and add chopped fried onion. Season with your favorite spices. Such as rosemary, thyme, marjoram, parsley, pepper, savory or garlic.
In a small saucepan, heat creamed corn.
In an oven proof dish, alternate layers of mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and ground pork, finishing with a layer of mashed potatoes.
Dot with knobs of butter and bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are crusty and golden brown. Serves 4.
VARIATIONS: Replace creamed corn with 2 cups applesauce. Garnish with thin slices of apple sautéed in butter.
Replace creamed corn with 19 oz. can asparagus coarsely chopped.
This is the traditional French Canadian version of the familiar shepherd’s pie, a nourishing one dish meal.
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