Make This: Korean Shepherd’s Pie

Making the mashed potatoes

For the mashed potato I used US dehydrated potato granules. It was so conveniently quick to use. And I followed these steps to make mashed potato:

  1. Add 1600 ml of boiling water into a bowl. To it, add 175 ml milk (I used barista style oat milk).
  2. I had 400 g potato granules and I added half of it into the bowl first. Once I mixed them together, I added the rest of the potato granules along with 200 g of melted butter.
  3. From here, you can season it to taste. I added ½ cup of parmesan cheese, 1 tsp ground black pepper, 2 tsp iodized salt, and 1 tsp garlic powder then mixed thoroughly.

Preparing the beef and vegetables

Bulgogi-marinated beef is readily available in Korean stores nowadays. However I preferred a certain brand of Korean marinade so I just purchased 500 g of beef sirloin, then marinated this overnight. The next day, I gave it a rough chop and cooked it in a pan with some sauteed chopped onions.

Single-serve shepherd’s pie

I used ice-cream scoops to make equal portions of mashed potato. Then I made an indentation in the middle and filled it with the beef, and a pinch of kimchi and spring onions.

Baking dish shepherd’s pie

After making 12 single-serve balls of mashed potato, I still had lots of ingredients left so I decided to cook it in a glass baking dish so that we can appreciate the layers more. And I also thought it makes for a more photogenic dish.

Should we add more potatoes to our diet?

I highly recommend it! Potato is a source of unprocessed and healthy carbs that provide fuel for our activities every day. They contain minerals such as iron, and calcium, as well as vitamins such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, all of which work together to support our body’s metabolism.

Final Words

Variety makes food fun and healthy! That’s why it is good for you to explore different flavors, cuisines, and food preparations using versatile ingredients — like the healthy potato. Try out this recipe and tell us what you think by tagging @juliannemalong and @potatoesusaphl.

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