Published Wednesday, 22 December, 2010 by katie
Peel and half the potatoes, place in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Boil the potatoes until nearly falling apart. Drain the potatoes, add a good knob of butter, salt and pepper to taste and mash. (Alternatively you could use that old favourtite 'smash' its cheap and alot quicker, I just add butter, salt and pepper to that also)
In a oven proof dish add the stewing steak, level out and then add the mash potato on top (as you would with a cottage pie). I usually fork up the mash on top as this gives the pie an extra crispier topping. (Alternatively you could sprinkle with grated cheese)
Pre-heat the oven to about 180 degrees and then place the pie inside.
Take out when the mash potato becomes crisp, golden and the gravy begins to bubble around the edges. This usually takes 20 mins, I sometimes leave it longer so the gravy penetrates through the mash. Delish!
This will serve two if accomponied with veg. I usually make it for myself and eat it straight from the oven dish :) great on cold winter nights.