Young Carers of The Mix, we need you! Tell us about your experiences of our services and give yourself a chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers.
Want to tell us about your experiences using The Mix and be in with a chance of winning a £200 Amazon Voucher? Click here to go to our survey!

Do people actually know the difference

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
..between a Cottage Pie and a Shepherds Pie?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Do people actually know the difference
    Originally posted by Felix Da Housecat
    ..between a Cottage Pie and a Shepherds Pie?

    Yup. Shepherds Pie is made with sliced lamb. Cottage Pie is made with minced beef.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i thort shepards pie was mutton but thats prob what my mum used to tell me cos i used to refuse to eat lamb cos it was a baby
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shepherds Pie used to be mutton, because mutton is much cheaper than lamb, but mutton is hard to get hold of now so lamb is used instead.

    Mutton is just old sheep.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I knew that...I used to get it mixed up a lot. But not anymore :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    Shepherds Pie used to be mutton, because mutton is much cheaper than lamb, but mutton is hard to get hold of now so lamb is used instead.

    Mutton is just old sheep.

    Amazing isn't it. It goes from a cheap meal that anyone can make with the master's sunday leftovers to a bollocking luxury item requiring one of the most expensive meats going.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmmm well I thought sheperds pie was mince with mashed potato on top and cottage pie was the same but the mince has veggies in with it :confused:

    well anyways when i make sheperds pie thats what I do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just :yuck: at the whole idea of this all.

    god i'm into pointless shit today. i need to get out.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I always thought Shephard's Pie was minced lamb, and Cottage Pie was minced beef.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    hmmmm well I thought sheperds pie was mince with mashed potato on top and cottage pie was the same but the mince has veggies in with it :confused:

    well anyways when i make sheperds pie thats what I do.

    That makes two of us, I always thought the veggies were the difference between the two...not the types of mince. Shows how much I know :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just at the whole idea of this all.

    It's well nice. You American's need some real food ;).

    Good. Now anyone wanna tell my mum that. She says, we got Cottage Pie tonight. I think Yum. Time I tuck in, I've realised that it's beef not lamb. I don't even like beef that much. I'll say, this is Shepherds Pie and then she'll will say, it's all the same. :[]. Nnnnno. It's not mother.

    I dunno how people get mixed up between the two foods. What does a sheperd do? Herd sheep. What does a cottage do? I dunno.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What does a cottage do? I dunno. [/B]

    houses people but that would be canabalism
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by briggi
    That makes two of us, I always thought the veggies were the difference between the two...not the types of mince. Shows how much I know :p

    did you never wonder what it had to do with shepherds?

    ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I knew it was the mince that was from a different animal. Not sure what shepards and cottages have to do with it though
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by xXxHelzxXx
    I knew it was the mince that was from a different animal. Not sure what shepards and cottages have to do with it though

    shepherds have sheep. shepherds pie is made from sheep.

    and i guess cottage pie is made in cottages? who knows. maybe the cows lived in cottages.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I didn't know there was a difference, either.

    Makes sense though. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mmm.. i know the difference.. it's like my favorate meal..well one..

    but shepards pie with cheese cooked on top... mmmmm:yum:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cottage pie could have gay men in it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm i don't know what the difference is but Shepards pie is sooo much better then cottage pie :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Felix Da Housecat
    Cottage pie could have gay men in it?

    Nobody got that then :/.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Technically the difference in the meat would be the difference between shepherd's pie and cottage pie, but I don't know anyone who actually uses lamb to make it. What people call it seems to depend on what it was being called when they were a kid at home. So in my house it was made with minced beef but we called it shepherd's pie. I wouldn't ever call it cottage pie, cause it's not a name I heard as a kid. If you see what I mean.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Do people actually know the difference
    Originally posted by Felix Da Housecat
    ..between a Cottage Pie and a Shepherds Pie?
    haha u fool, most people know!

    I love cottage pie the best :yum:
Sign In or Register to comment.