Monday, 23 November 2009

Not exaggerating either!

Just in case you think I was exaggerating the amount of meat on that shin of beef, take a look at this picture. Three of us ate until we could hardly move last night, and this is the cottage pie I've just made with the remains.

There are two things I think I'd do differently next time. First, I'll give it an extra 10 minutes in the oven to brown the mash a bit more, but today I was just too hungry!

Second, there's quite a bit of gristle in this joint which, after 8 hours cooking, had gone quite soft, so I didn't exclude it when I processed the meat in the food processor. This was only a small error; I only had one nubbly bit in tonight's portion. But I think I'll exclude some of the coarser bits in future.

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