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Catholic Recipe: Tuna Shepherd's Pie

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 or 7 ounces each) tuna
  • 1 envelope instant mashed potatoes (or equivalent of real mashed potatoes)
  • 3 slices American cheese (or sliced cheddar cheese)
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin:

Here is meatless variation of the traditional shepherd's pie, made with tuna instead of beef.

DIRECTIONS

Combine onion and cold water; let stand until water is absorbed. Combine with eggs, milk, bread crumbs, parsley, and seasonings in large mixing bowl. Beat until blended. Mix in tuna. Turn into 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Remove. Increase oven heat to 550°. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions; season to taste. Cut cheese slices into 2 triangles each. Pile potatoes on top of tuna mixture; arrange cheese triangles over potatoes. Place under broiler to melt cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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