No Cottage Pie

This is an adaptation of another simple English meat and potato pie-And completely VEGETARIAN, which has been given a twist by me!



1 Packet Of Quorn/Soya Mince

1 Cup Of Green Peas
1 Onion Chopped
2 Bay Leaves
A Bunch of Thyme,with leaves taken from the stalks
A Tablespoon of Dried/Fresh Tarragon
2 Cloves of Crushed Garlic
Marmite/Other Yeast  to taste OR Vegetable Stock 
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Cornflour to thicken the gravy
Cooking Oil-1 Tablespoon

700 grams of Potatoes diced
Around 250 grams of Butter
Upto 1/2 A Carton of Double Cream/Soya Cream

Around 200 grams Of  Monterrey Jack Cheese/Cheddar Cheese/Soya Cheese Grated


Firstly boil a kettle, and fill a pot with the boiled water.
Add a pinch of salt, and leave to boil.Peel, chop and wash the potatoes, and add them to the pot. Leave to cook for 15-20 minutes,or until tender. In another pot,fry the chopped onion,bay leaves,and garlic until softened,on a medium heat. Add the quorn,and cook for 10 minutes,stirring it so that the quorn cooks evenly.

Add cornflour,and stir in,add the marmite, the herbs, and 500mls of water-More may be needed. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Check the potatoes,and if cooked, drain and season with a little salt and pepper. Add butter(A little at a time,you may not need all the butter.)and mash,and then pass through a sieve,to eliminate lumps. Add the grated cheese, and a little cream and stir.

Check on the quorn which should be cooked through,and the sauce thickened. If not turn up the heat and allow to thicken a little.Layer the quorn  in a Pyrex dish,and then the mashed potato,which should be spread with a spoon;
Starting from the middle of the mixture,place a blob of potato and spread outwards. Repeat and continue the method. When this has been achieved,bake in an oven on 200 degrees for around 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with green beans or cabbage.


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