Lancashire hotpot

Lancashire hotpot

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This famous lamb stew topped with sliced potatoes should be on the menu at every British pub

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal993
  • fat56g
  • saturates26g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre7g
  • protein70g
  • salt1.43g
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Ingredients

  • 100g dripping or butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 900g stewing lamb, cut into large chunks
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 3 lamb kidneys, sliced, fat removed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 25g plain flour
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 500ml lamb or chicken stock
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 900g potato, peeled and sliced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Heat some dripping or butter in a large shallow casserole dish, brown the lamb in batches, lift to a plate, then repeat with the kidneys.

  2. Fry the onions and carrots in the pan with a little more dripping until golden. Sprinkle over the flour, allow to cook for a couple of mins, shake over the Worcestershire sauce, pour in the stock, then bring to the boil. Stir in the meat and bay leaves, then turn off the heat. Arrange the sliced potatoes on top of the meat, then drizzle with a little more dripping. Cover, then place in the oven for about 1½ hrs until the potatoes are cooked.

  3. Remove the lid, brush the potatoes with a little more dripping, then turn the oven up to brown the potatoes, or finish under the grill for 5-8 mins until brown.

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ouchorocks
22nd Mar, 2013
4.05
Deeeeelicious!
jessicaferguson1988
5th Feb, 2013
5.05
LOVE this recipe! I left out the kidneys and added a few dried herbs and was very pleased with the results. It is so easy to make and full of flavour - great to feed a crowd!
thistledo
29th Jan, 2013
Don't worry James, I DID add some seasoning! Pot in the oven as we speak.
oxocube
22nd Jan, 2013
5.05
Really great recipe. Exactly what you'd expect from James Martin really... plenty of butter/dripping. Although I did substitute this for regular olive oil in order to make this a bit healthier and it worked a treat. Also I cut out the kidneys simply to cut down on ingredients and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth trying and super easy.
pamperina
29th Dec, 2012
This is a good recipe but I used olive oil instead of butter to fry the lamb chops from a couple of racks - did not use stewing lamb - the olive oil is a healthier alternative and much tastier it also does not deter from the authenticity of the flavor. The lamb chops from a rack are so much more tender. No need for the carrots, Worchestershire sauce or bay leaf - make a big green salad as an accompaniment. One of our favorite dishes!
graley
28th Dec, 2012
5.05
Great recipe for a family lunch or as an easy alternative to Sunday roast. I used bacon in place of the kidneys and it worked really well!
helers
26th Nov, 2012
5.05
Make this all the time and so yummy but this time I got the meat in Tesco and they didn't sell kidney. Was too lazy to go to a butcher for them so left them out. IMO this was a big mistake it was OK but not nearly so much flavour without the kidneys. I also cook it more slowly and for longer.
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sharonsyummyfoods
11th Nov, 2012
This was so yummy, my Daughter loved it, will definately be making this again ;-)
paulandavril
4th Nov, 2012
what james, no seasoning arrrgh!!!
cookingfromscratch
26th Oct, 2012
Made this today... It was lovely... Used sunflower oil and drizzled a little butter on the top of the potatoes Will be making this again very soon..... Yummmm

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