Welsh Shepard's Pie

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups left over mashed potatoes
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 12
    cup butter (divided)
  • 12
    lb bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 3
    medium leeks, white part halved and thinly sliced
  • 12
    teaspoon sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • 14
    teaspoon smoked paprika
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rewarm your mashed potatoes, set aside and keep warm.
  • Melt half the butter in the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat add bacon and saute until just beginning to crisp and brown.
  • Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside , keep warm.
  • Add leek to pan with sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Preheat boiler while leeks gently saute until soft and caramelized. Careful not to burn.
  • Return bacon to pan and mix evenly.
  • Pour mixture into pie 9" plate and spread evenly.
  • Melt remaining butter and add to potatoes, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Spoon potatoes evenly over leeks and bacon and smooth top.
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Place pie under broiler until top is nicely brown. Rotate if necessary to brown evenly.
  • Serve in a wedge with pie server with a side of pickled beets or ligonberry sauce on the plate.
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