Cut into dice cold meat. Mince very fine salt pork, and add to the meat. Pare and cut into dice 4 large uncooked potatoes; grate or chop fine onion; chop fine parsley. Mix, and season well with salt and pepper, and add water. Put in a deep earthen dish.
Make a paste with 4 potatoes, butter, boiling milk and flour. Pare, boil and mash the potatoes; then add butter, salt and milk. When all is very light, beat in the flour, gradually.
Sprinkle the board with flour, and roll the paste a little larger than the dish. Make a hole in the centre, to let out the air. Cover the dish with the paste, being careful to have the edge come inside the dish.
Bake gently one hour.
See also, Shepherds' Pie.