Ham Shepherd's Pie
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"#ad I'll be celebrating Easter dinner a little differently this year compared to previous ones because of the current state of the world, but that doesn't mean it can't be any less delicious and comforting. That's why I'm happy to have partnered with the family-owned, American-made @hatfieldmeats and @thefeedfeed to bring you this recipe for ham shepherd's pie. >> https://www.thehungryhutch.com/ham-shepherd's-pie-recipe/ << (Link in bio.) I got my Hatfield ham at my local @shopandstop; find them at a store near you: ff.recipes/hatfield-locator #simplyhatfield #holidayswithhatfield #Feedfeed #TheHungry"
-- @thehungryhutch

Details

Prep time 25mins
Cook time 50mins
Serves or Makes: 4-6

Recipe

For the Ham Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) package Hafield Ham Steak, diced
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/ 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound frozen peas and carrots

For the Potato Topping:

  • 1 1/ 2 (2 large) russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/ 4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/ 4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/ 4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 egg, yolk only

For the Ham Filling:

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ham, onion, salt, and pepper; cook until the onion has softened some, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute; add the flour and cook for 1 minute more.

  • Step 2

    Add the stock, increase the heat to bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, taste, and season with more salt and pepper, if needed.

For the Potato Topping:

Method

  • Step 1

    Meanwhile, cover the potatoes in a pot with cold water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until tender (a fork goes in with ease), 15 to 20 minutes; drain and transfer to a bowl.

  • Step 2

    To the bowl, add milk and butter and mash until smooth and the butter has melted. Stir in the cheese, salt, and pepper until the cheese has melted; taste and season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Lastly, stir in the egg yolk.

For Assembly:

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400˚F.

  • Step 2

    You can either keep the ham filling in an oven-safe skillet or transfer to a baking dish. Spread the potato topping evenly over the top. (Optional: Create a design with a fork or other utensil.)

  • Step 3

    Place the baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any potential spillover and bake until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Broil until nicely browned on top, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.