Success....

….. well, since I know that you gentle readers are absolutely riveted to hear about my battle with the pastry, I guess that I should fill y’all in….

…. First, I loaded up a big pot with some olive oil, chopped garlic, and a whole diced onion… once that was simmering nicely in the pot, I diced up two sirloins and rolled them in flour, salt, and pepper…. Once coated, I tossed them in the pot and seared the livin’ Hades out of them until they were nice and brown…. Next, I added two cups of cheap red wine & two cups of beef broth and simmered the concoction for two hours…..

… after two hours, I added a cup of water (as the gravy was getting a bit too thick)…. I also added a packet of Lipton’s “Beef Stew” mix…..

…. Simmered it for two more hours….

…. It was a’smelling pretty awesome, but I gotten a bit bored with all of the stirring, smelling, and watching, so I tossed in about two cups of chopped mushrooms and a few handfuls of diced carrots just to break the monotony….. and then simmered it for two more hours (until the poor carrots were tender)…

…. So, six hours into the fun & games, and the diced sirloin finally gave up and was beautifully tender…. the gravy was thick, brown, and damned tasty, too…..

… I then decanted the whole mess into a casserole dish and began draping slices of filo pastry – buttering them as I went….. all in all, fifteen layers looked about right, so I stopped and placed the experiment in the oven @ 350 for twenty minutes (until the top of the pastry was browning)….

… behold, gentle rubberneckers!.... my homemade Scottish Steak Pie!....

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… it was a definite hit with The Missus….. sure, it was a bit of a pain to have to spend so much time, but it was worth it in the end….

… I served it with freshly baked steak-fries & a refreshing glass of milk (it does a body good)……

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… so now, if you will excuse me, I’m off to go sweat with the oldies & the college students at the YMCA……

by Eric on July 26, 2007 | Bullshit (19) | TrackBack (0) | Drinking
Bullshit So Far

"...but I gotten a bit bored with all of the stirring, smelling, and watching, so I tossed in about two cups of chopped mushrooms..."

This, my fair-skinned brother, is precisely why THEY say that an idle mind is the devil's playground.

You had such a nice thing going before you had to add those superfluous pollutants. Just tell me...

WHY?

Bullshitted by Erica on July 26, 2007 03:46 PM

.. honestly?... well, it seemed like the thing to do at the time....

Bullshitted by Eric on July 26, 2007 03:51 PM

Looks wonderful. Just might try and make it myself, when I have 6 hours to spend cooking! Wonder if you can speed that up?

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on July 26, 2007 04:41 PM

Mushrooms are God's Polyps, Erica. You should be ashamed. I knew you could do it, Eric. And now you get to tell Elisson to stick his whomp biskits up his arse.

Bullshitted by Velociman on July 26, 2007 06:45 PM

It's 12hrs to the TN/KY border... how much farther south are you... and there'll be 4 of us for supper on Sunday..... :)

S.

Bullshitted by farmwifetwo on July 26, 2007 06:51 PM

Looks downright smashing, laddie.

Bullshitted by Jimbo - PRS on July 26, 2007 07:37 PM

Good grief. And some say I cook well. Phht. Hardly. You can come cook for my family any day! And they are an appreciative lot. I assure you.

Bullshitted by Bou on July 26, 2007 07:58 PM

Looks divine except for the glass of milk.

Bullshitted by Maeve on July 26, 2007 08:30 PM

Milk?! You slaved all day on that savory dish, and you served it with milk??! Sacrilege!!! That deserved at least a fine glass of red wine, and probably a glass or two of fine single malt, or maybe a martini or three!

But it does look excruciatingly delicious. When did you say you were moving out to California to become my personal chef???

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on July 26, 2007 08:32 PM

Gorgeous...and I'll bet it tasted at least as good as it looked.

I'm right proud o' ye, my boy...but DogsDontPurr is right...milk? It may do a body good, but what this fine Steak Pie needed was a bottle of cool Newcastle...or perhaps a good, sturdy claret...

Ahh, well...de gustibus non est disputandum, they say...mercy...

Bullshitted by Elisson on July 26, 2007 09:25 PM

Eric,
It looks great. Save me a piece!

Bullshitted by Jerry on July 26, 2007 10:22 PM

Damn man. 3/4's a day's work, and you got pie. A good lookin' pie, no dought. I suspect the milk was to settle the stomach from the 2 bottles of single malt, and 3 bottles of wine you consumed while whippin' that bad boy up.

I like's me some mushrooms. Psychedelic, or otherwise. They're all good. 'Cept for the poison ones.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on July 26, 2007 10:32 PM

SIX HOURS!!!! Sweet Jesus man, I could practically have hand-delivered you a genuine Scottish steak pie in the time it took you to make that one! I have to say, it does look pretty darn good though - Mrs SWG will be expecting you to make it more often now.

Bullshitted by Mark on July 27, 2007 02:29 AM

bullshit.....I say six hours was the time it took to spit out a photoshopped hoax of the result. Betcha the Domino's guy is standing around in there somewhere.

Bullshitted by bitterman on July 27, 2007 10:31 PM

Looks and sounds great. But too long to prep and too much trouble. Think I'll stick with something quick like grilled brats and saurkraut out of a can...

Bullshitted by Winston on July 28, 2007 05:56 AM

another masterpiece!

um... what is the "exceeded bandwidth" thingy?

Bullshitted by Jean on July 28, 2007 06:22 AM

Looks like Filo's ass was kicked.

Bullshitted by Cappy on July 28, 2007 08:20 AM

That looks like damn good eatin'!

Bullshitted by Braden on July 28, 2007 09:15 AM

I enjoy reading a recipe new to me almost as much as I like trying it out -- almost as much as I like eating it!

Bullshitted by Mickysolo on July 28, 2007 11:36 PM