Shepherd's Pie for Two
This hearty dish traditionally serves a hungry family. I wanted it for a date night.
Why This Recipe Works
Using a 10-inch skillet to cook the pie's bottom layer helped create an even meat-to-potato ratio. Any larger and the depth would cause the pie to be too shallow. Using the fond added richness to the sauce. Because the portion size is pared down, nearly all the cooking can be done on the stovetop. A quick pass under the broiler helped brown the top of the creamy potatoes.