We’ve been eating a lot of poultry at Chez Wright. As a choice of meat it definitely has been top of the list recently.
But we were getting bored of chicken stew!
Then serendipity struck. I’d received an e-mail from Donald Russell (the online butcher) introducing themselves. After serendipity, inspiration struck.
Their website has a variety of fantastic recipes but I fancied trying out a lamb casserole recipe.
One recipe, in particular, caught my eye. Simple ingredients, but sounding as though it’d be really tasty.
As always (and because I cannot help myself from tinkering) I made a couple of changes to Donald Russell’s recipe (by Stefan Kolsch) for Crofters Hotpot.
Here’s Simply Being Mum’s slow-cooked version (serves 4)
You will need:
Standard Slow-Cooker/CrockPot (3.5l)
450g/1lb of diced lean leg of lamb
Approx. 200g or 2 medium carrots peeled and thinly sliced
Approx. 200g or 2 medium white onions peeled and chopped
2 large white potatoes peeled and cubed into bitesize pieces
Approx. 2 pints of brown stock (either beef or lamb)
Salt & Pepper
Dried Thyme & Rosemary
(the original recipe has a few more ingredients which I have not included as I didn’t have them to hand – possibly the dish would be extra tasty if included!)
Preheat your slow cooker if required.
Lightly season the lamb with salt and pepper.
Prep the vegetables.
Brown the lamb in a pan with oil.
Drain excess oil and then coat in flour and pan fry a little longer.
Pop the lamb in a standard size slow cooker/crockpot and pour over 1 pint (568ml) of stock.
Add all of the other ingredients and season with the dried herbs.
Add the remaining stock until all ingredients are covered – leave at least 1″ from the top of the slow cooker. (You may not use all of your stock).
Cook on high for 4 hours, or 8 hours on a lower temperature setting.
I served the hotpot in a giant yorkshire pudding rustling up a thick gravy with the stock!
This blog post was supported by Donald Russell – who if their customer care is anything like their dealings with bloggers then you’ll get a first class service!
Donald Russell is a Royal Warrant holder and Britain’s leading mail order meat supplier. Based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, they are a pioneering mail order and online butcher who use only time-honoured methods to guarantee the best you’ll ever taste.