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900g/2lb Best End Neck of Lamb *

2 Large Onions, sliced

2 large Carrots, thickly sliced

675g/1-1/2lb Potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced

450ml/15 fl.oz. Good Fresh Stock

Salt and Pepper

A sprig each of Parsley and Thyme (optional)





1. Cut the meat into even sized pieces and put into a large saucepan with the sliced onions, carrots and half the sliced potatoes. Add the stock, herbs (is using) salt and pepper.


2.Bring to the boil, remove any scum which surfaces, then cover and simmer for 1 hour 20 minutes. If using mutton, cook for 2 hours.


3. Add the remaining potatoes and continue to cook for a further 40 minutes. 


4. To serve - taste and re-season if necessary, transfer to a hot serving dish and serve very hot.


This dish can also be cooked in the oven  150C, 300F, Gas mark 2 for  3 hours, but then it wouldn't be a stew it would be a casserole!



* You can also use mutton which is more traditional or lamb chops




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