Lancashire Hot Pot

Lancashire Hot Pot


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About this recipe: Very simple dish made with layers of sliced potatoes, browned onion and leg of lamb, fresh thyme, stock and seasoning.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 325g chopped onion
  • 675g cubed leg of lamb meat
  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 30g butter
  • 475ml chicken or lamb stock

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Saute onion until soft and deep golden in colour. Remove from pan and set aside. Add lamb to pan and fry (in batches if necessary) until a rich chestnut brown in colour, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain fat and reserve.
  2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
  3. Spread 1/2 of the potatoes in the bottom of a 22x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place browned lamb and onions on top, then sprinkle with thyme and season to taste. Cover with remaining potatoes, season to taste and dot with butter. Pour stock over all.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Cook's note:

If hot pot is drying out while cooking, add more stock as needed. If it is browning too quickly, cover with aluminium foil.

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Reviews (8)


whole family loved this dish i used chicken and chicken stock and tasted lovely - 02 Aug 2010


Used different ingredients. My husband doesn't care for lamb, so I substituted beef - and used beef broth. He loved it! - 26 Apr 2009


Lovely, this reminded me of my childhood. 10 out of 10! - 11 Sep 2010

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