About this recipe:This recipe couldn't be much simpler, and lets the fall-off-the-bone lamb shank shine! Lamb shanks are braised for an hour, then combined with potatoes, carrots and onions. The resulting gravy is delicious, with no need for extra stock or flavourings.
7 (450g) lamb shanks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
water to cover
675g potatoes, peeled and diced
675g carrots, peeled and diced
675g onions, peeled and diced
30g plain flour
60g butter, melted
salt and black pepper to taste
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr20min
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Brown shanks in oil, about 20 minutes. Add water to cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour.
Add potatoes, carrots and onions, season to taste and simmer for about 1 hour. In a small bowl blend flour into melted butter to make a roux, then stir this into simmering dish to thicken.