Luscious Lancashire Hot Pot – Classic Winter Warmer

I think we sometimes overlook Classic British Cookery and Lancashire Hotpot is one of those dishes – now I won’t pretend that this is the authentic original, but I am guessing it’s one of those dishes that ‘you’re Mum’ did best, here’s to all the Mums and our food memories of them 😊


I am using part of my Iceland stash – Lamb Chops, which were 3 packs for Β£10 – we love lamb and want to do it justice. I have defrosted them, as I wanted to remove the bones, but they cook very well from frozen.


Anyway, my version starts with 4 peeled and finely sliced medium onions, slowly fried off with, in my case Rapeseed oil and lots of black pepper.Β I put this in low and bung a lid on for 10 minutes or so.


When the onions are soft and squidgy, I add a heaped tablespoon of plain flour and stir in. Β I then spoon half of the mix into an oven proof dish, and set the rest aside.


I cut up the lamb steaks and pop then into the onion pan and quickly fry off, just to brown.


I add the lamb to the top of the onions in the ovenproof dish and add a layer of finely sliced potatoes, sprinkling a little black pepper between- another layer of onions, meat and top with more potatoes and add 500ml of lamb stock with a splash of Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of oil over the top.


Pop on a lid, or cover in foil and into a preheated oven (170) for approx 90 minutes, take the lid or foil off for the last 30 minutes to crisp the top up.


I love this meal, serve with additional Veg or just a big spoon πŸ€—




Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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