Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins: A Recipe So Tasty You’ll Be Left Licking Your Fingers

This "Shepherd's Pie Potato Skins" recipe is a quick and easy way to have Shepherd's pie in potato skins. This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and to pop in the oven and get those gorgeous brown crunchy bits on the mashed potatoes!

This recipe variation of the classic Shepherd's pie will satisfy any potato cravings you might have, in an irresistible recipe great for any dinner. For the potato and mashed potato recipe you will need potatoes, milk, butter and salt. To start prick the potatoes with a fork and microwave on high for five minutes. Then turn and microwave for a further five minutes. Pierce with a knife to check if they are cooked. Next remove from microwave, be careful they will be hot. Cut off the tops and scoop out the centre using a spoon, leaving a fairly thin skin. Place the potato scooped out in a bowl. Add milk, butter and salt and mash with a potato masher until smooth. If you want to pipe the filling, place the mashed potato into a piping back with a large star tip nozzle.

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The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade family. In the Andes, where the potato is indigenous there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region approximately four centuries ago, and have since become an important part of much of the world's food supply. Potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop, followed by maize, wheat, and rice. Potatoes are often classified as high on the glycemic index and are often excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a low GI diet. The GI of potatoes can vary considerably depending on type (such as red, russet, or white), origin, preparation methods, whether they are eaten hot or cold, whether it is mashed or cubed or consumed whole, and with what it is consumed.

Garlic is a close relative to the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

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