Guest Post: Mince and Tatties

From the great guest-poster, Luis Molina
This is a Scottish dish I heard about a couple of months ago.  It caught my interest as it is a common dish in Scotland, a country I’ve always had a fascination with – the people, their food, and its culture.  Information on the internet says that there’s no set recipe for this dish other than the use of minced meat, usually cheaper cuts of meat, like chuck, blade, or clod and served with mashed potatoes. Other ingredients like onions, carrots, and other root vegetables can be added.  For this recipe, I will be using onions, carrots, and peas.  Some other methods used in preparation include thickening agents like flour, oatmeal, or cornflour – I recommend adding a little bit of cornstarch with some cold water.

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