Irish Stew is a deeply comforting and hearty meal, with no formally agreed recipe. Most commonly created with lamb or mutton, slow cooked. Almost always with potatoes, carrots and onions, other ingredients are also found.
I chose to try Favourite Irish Stew from Taste of Home, as it was a simple, approach without any particular additions.
I took a full day making this dish. On Saturday, i prepared the core stew to cook overnight, followed by the root vegetables in the final hour before serving.
Coating the lamb chunks in flour, salt and pepper gives them a nice crispness when browed.
A few minutes each side in oil to brown before they slow cook improves flavour.
Followed by frying the garlic and onions in the leftover oil from the lamb and bacon.
These are then all put together with lamb stock and left to slow cook overnight to really allow the flavours to merge.