Canadian Shepherd’s Pie 2.0

Canadian Shepherd’s Pie 2.0

Shepherd's Pie- Pâté Chinois
The Canadian Shepherd's Pie, also known as Pâté chinois in French Canadian, is part of the Canadian comfy food repertoire. It is made of mashed potatoes, corn and ground meat. This traditional Canadian dish owes its origin to the Chinese workers who, according to the oral history, made this dish while working on the railway in Quebec, Canada. The recipe was then adopted by the locals there and was later on named pâté chinois (Chinese pie) due to its history.
sweet potato
This dish is really easy to make as it requires minimum ingredients. For this recipe reno I used extra lean ground turkey instead of ground beef and Japanese sweet potatoes (purple skin- white meat) instead of the regular white potatoes. Why would I do that you ask? To reduce fat, thanks to the turkey, and to fill this dish with nutrients find in sweet potatoes.

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Purple Breakfast Sweet Potato

Purple Breakfast Sweet Potato

Purple Breakfast Sweet Potato

When you bake a whole potato in the oven, there is a number one rule you need to follow: poke holes in the potato before placing it in the oven!!! The reason why you need to poke holes in the potato is to avoid a massive explosion to happen in your oven.  You see, potatoes have liquid inside. When baked, they act as a pressure cooker: if you don't release the steam, it will explode. Trust me, you do not want to deal with the cleaning that comes with that. I suggest you use a fork to do the holes as it makes small holes that you can barely see. Poke them all around the potato and there you go, ready to bake.

This Purple Breakfast Sweet Potato is easy to put together whenever you are running late in the morning because your alarm didn't go off and the kids take their sweet time to get ready…  Just bake the potato the night before and store it in the fridge. Place it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so to warm up, add the almond butter and fruits on top, and you are on your way to a fabulous day.

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Thanks and Enjoy!