Today’s lunch

A lovely warming stew, just what’s needed after a morning in the garden, working I hasten to add.

Lamb Hotpot with celeriac and potato

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Lamb hotpot with celeriac

Instructions

1
Preheat the oven to 150ÂșC, gas mark 2. Trim any excess fat from the lamb and cut into chunky bite-sized pieces.

2
Place the seasoned flour on a plate and use it to coat the lamb pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan and fry the lamb in 2 batches for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Drain on kitchen paper then place in a 2-litre casserole dish.

3
Add the onions to the pan with another tablespoon of oil and fry for about 2 minutes until beginning to soften. Spoon in the remaining oil, the mushrooms and the thyme sprigs and fry for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to soften. Add to the lamb and pour in the stock.

4
Layer the celeriac over the lamb, top with the potato slices and season. Put on the lid and cook for 1&1/2 hours then remove the lid and cook for a further hour, or until the potato topping is crisp and golden. Leave to rest for 15 minutes before serving with Chantenay carrots and lightly-steamed tenderstem broccoli.

Ingredients

  • 650g lamb neck fillets
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions , sliced
  • 125g chestnut mushrooms , roughly sliced
  • 4 sprigs thyme , fresh
  • 500ml lamb stock cubes
  • 350g celeriac , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 300g King Edward potatoes , scrubbed and thinly sliced

 

Serves 4

Total time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 2 hrs 15 mins

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