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real irish stew

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

This was on an oven mitt that I bought in Ireland. I am copying exactly from the mitt. I will add some of my notes at the bottom of the directions section.

(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For real irish stew

  • 1 1/2 lb
    neck of lamb cut into cutlets
  • 2 lg
    onions peeled & sliced
  • 1 lb
    potatoes, peeled & sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, leaves, fresh
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2
    to 3/4 pint cold water

How To Make real irish stew

  • 1
    Set oven to 325F or gas mark 3.
  • 2
    Layer the lamb, onions, potatoes in a casserole dish. Sprinkle each layer with herbs and season each layer. Finish with potatoes on top.
  • 3
    Pour in cold water, cover with a piece of buttered, greaseproof paper then place lid on dish. Cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  • 4
    NOTES****You can easily substitute a beef roast for the lamb. Also people often add sliced carrots to the layers. Guinness can be substituted for the water for a richer flavor. If you make any of these changes, you no longer have REAL Irish Stew, you have your version of Irish Stew. I think this could be done in a Dutch oven.
  • 5
    When I was in Killarney, the stew we had was made with the changes of beef, carrots and Guinness. It was sooooo good. I am going to have to make this over the winter.