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Author Notes: I noticed Shepherd’s Pie on a menu one blustery night at a cozy neighborhood restaurant and wished there was a dish as warm and satisfying I could enjoy. Brandade is a good substitute for Shepard’s Pie as far as I’m concerned but clearly prepping and dealing with salt cod aint no recipe for survival in my book.
Contemplating Mother Nature and the impending coldest week in years about to bare down on us and long days ahead stuck in our cribs, thoughts of recipes 4 survival to share were running rampant in my mind.
My ultimate vision is a baked loaf of a layer of fluffy scrambled eggs, onions & rice, a layer of fava bean puree & asparagus tips, topped with a layer of pomme puree dusted with paprika & a sprinkle of scallions.
What I created was close to my vision described above except I used edamame which are a staple item for me rather than the fava bean puree.
Here’s what I did and the ingredients used: —FoodD
- 4 Scrambled eggs
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 med diced onion
- .5 cups milk & cold water
- 1 cup boiled edamame
- 1 cup lanced asparagus tips
- 2 good sized potatoes - boiled & pureed
- Scrambled the eggs w/some milk & a Tablespoon of cold water per egg. Mix in the cooked rice.
- Saute the onion in olive oil in a good sauce pot. Add and stir/whisk constantly the scrambled egg & rice mixture til fluffy.
- Pour and layer this whipped egg, onion & rice mixture into a (Pyrex) baking dish. I used a loaf style.
- Steam off the edamame & apsaragus tips. Layer them on top of the scrambled egg, rice & onion layer
- Top this with a good slatering layer of pommel puree/mashed potatoes. Dust w/paprika & scallion slices if you have them or want to