Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Irish Stew

This recipe is very simple, but it is quite tasty. I use whatever lamb chops I can get that won't break the bank. I also don't use leeks. I almost always have red onions in the house so I just use those instead.

Irish Stew

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2kg lamb neck chops (I just use what we need for the 5 of us)
1 medium leek, chopped (or an onion)
3 large potatoes, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (optional)
1 litre lamb or chicken stock

  1. Heat half the oil in pan, add chops in batches, cook until lightly browned all over; remove from pan.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan, add leek, cook, stirring, until just tender.
  3. Add potatoes, carrots & thyme, then return chops to pan with stock, simmer, covered about 1 hour or until chops are tender.
Or, you can bake it in the oven on about 180C/350F for an hour.
Or...you can chuck it in the Crockpot for the day on low. I use less liquid in the CP though.


fmll said...

There is something so comforting about a stew - yum!

April said...

This sounds fantastic, the only problem is it is hard to get lamb chops where we live. I am going to have to check around and see where they are available. I can't wait to try this recipe, it sounds so delicious. I have not had lamb chops since maybe 1997 or so??? Yum!
Thank you for sharing the recipe!
April :0)

Tracy said...

April we get lamb chops easily, they've just become really expensive in the last few years.

I hope once you find the lamb, that the recipe lives up to your expectations!!!!!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

this sounds like a wonderful stew--I'll try it as soon as winter rolls around up thisaway. It's so interesting to read your menus right now, since we're seasonal opposites. Oh, but I love winter cooking with its roasts and stews and chicken pies ...

Tracy said...

It is a bit odd isn't it! I find by the end of summer I'm so sick and tired of salads and cold food and the first cool-enough day will see me with the oven on and a roast cooking!