Heinz BBQ

Lancashire Hotpot

Serves: 4

Tender lamb, carrots and onions layered with potato for the ultimate comforting Lancashire hotpot.

Celebrity twist – Nigel Howarth insists on local lamb for taste and texture and serves with fresh-pickled red cabbage for this Lancashire hotpot recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1kg lamb (Cut into 3-4cm thick pieces) perferably regional lamb
  • 700g thinly sliced onions
  • 1kg peeled King Edward potatoes
  • 25g plain flour
  • 40g salted butter, melted
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • White pepper

Method

  1. Season the lamb with 1 teaspoon of salt and a good pinch of pepper, dust with the flour. Put the lamb into the base of the Hotpot dish.
  2. Sweat off the onions in 15g of butter with one teaspoon of salt for 4-5mins. Spread the onions evenly on top of the lamb in the Hotpot dish.
  3. Slice the potatoes horizontally (approx 2mm thick) and place in a medium size bowl. Then add the remaining 25g melted butter, season with 1 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of white pepper, mix well.
  4. Put the sliced potatoes evenly on top of the onions, reserving the best-shaped rounds for the final layer and add the chicken stock.
  5. Cover the hotpot and place in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes on 180-200˚C. Then for approximately 2 1/2 hours on 130˚C.
  6. Remove from the oven, take off the lid or cover and return to the oven on 180-200˚C for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with pickled red cabbage and glazed baby carrots.
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