Lentil Vegetarian Cottage PieFrom virtualsteve 8 years ago
- 1 medium onion, chopped finely shopping list
- 3 celery stalks, diced shopping list
- 1 large carrot, diced shopping list
- 3 garlic cloves, minced shopping list
- 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped shopping list
- About 2 cups of tinned or fresh chopped tomatoes shopping list
- 800grams (approximately 28 ounces) potatoes, peeled ready for boiling shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups red lentils (re hydrated a couple of hours earlier) shopping list
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil shopping list
- 1 cup vegetable stock shopping list
- 2 bay leaves shopping list
- 1 Tbsp thyme spice (leaves) shopping list
- 1 pinch salt shopping list
- Freshly ground pepper shopping list
- 100grams (approximately 3.5 ounces) butter shopping list
- 1/2 cup milk shopping list
- 100grams (approximately 3.5 ounces) grated aged cheddar cheese shopping list
- 2 egg yolks shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat your oven to 200 C (350F).
- Place re-hydrated lentils in separate pot and boil until cooked but still firm (red lentils will completely break up if boiled for longer).
- Place potatoes in a separate pot and boil until cooked and ready for mashing.
- Heat oil in a separate large pan over medium heat and sauté onions for 1-2 minutes.
- Add celery, carrot, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Add sun-dried tomatoes as well as the chopped tomatoes, stock, thyme and bay leaves.
- Allow to simmer gently for 15 minutes then stir in lentils and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Season with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
- Remove bay leaves and then transfer vegetable mix to a deep pie dish or a casserole dish.
- Drain potatoes, mash initially, then add and mix/mash in this order; butter, milk, yolks and then cheese.
- Spread final mash over lentil mixture with a fork (so that there are some peaks which will brown up and look great).
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown, and mixture under mash is bubbling slightly.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes then serve.
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The Cookvirtualsteve Wagga Wagga, AU
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Sounds fabulous...I am not a vegetarian but I do know the benefits of eating legumes and this recipe sounds like a good one to try on the hubby(old school meat and potato aussie guy haha!!)debwin in Toronto loved it
Great recipe. Looking forward to making it.sheba in Lac La Biche loved it