Saturday, 11 October 2014

Lancashire Hotpot

Lancashire Hotpot

750g/1½lb lean lamb cubes

50g/2oz plain flour (with salt and pepper)

2 onions (sliced)

500g/1lb Maris Piper potatoes (peeled and sliced)

2 celery stalk (sliced)

2 carrot (cubed)

100g/4oz swede  (cubed)

30ml dry sherry

½ teaspoon mustard

1pich of ground nutmeg

3 bay leaves

½ teaspoon rosemary (chopped)

 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)

350mls beef stock

15g/½oz butter + 1 clove chopped garlic


Coat the lamb with flour. Layer the lamb and the vegetables (except the potato slices) in an oven proof dish. Season with salt and pepper.

Add in the bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, mustard and nutmeg.

Cover with potato slices then pour in the stock and sherry. Spread with garlic butter and ground pepper. Cover with foil.
Place in the oven and cook for 160C/325F/Gas mark 3) for 2½ hours
Remove the foil and cook for further 30 minutes

Serve with pickle red cabbage. Delicious.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Baked Jacket potato

Baked Jacket potato with Sour Cream and Chive
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1 large Maris piper potato

1 knob of butter

3 tablespoon sour cream

1/2 teaspoon cooking oil

1 teaspoon chopped chives

1 teaspoon chopped dill

1 teaspoon chopped mixed green and red chilli

Salt and pepper


Rub the skin of the potato with salt and oil.

Place the potato on a baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven Gas mark 200°C / Gas Mark 6 for 1 to 1½ hour.

Mix sour cream with chive, dill, chilli salt and pepper.

Spilt the potato into half. Place a knob of butter on each half of the jacket potato. Top with sour cream mixture. Serve and enjoy.