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Irish Stew

The most famous of all the dishes is of course Irish Stew,a hearty dish made from lamb, potatoes, carrots and onions ( the Ulster variety is made with steak instead of lamb), and is traditionally served with thick slices of buttered bread.Every family will most probably have their own recipe for Irish Stew, but the secret to a good stew is to keep it simple.

Serves 4


1 pound lean mutton pieces
1 pound carrots
1 pound onions
1 pound potatoes
salt & pepper
pinch of thyme


Place the mutton with thyme in a saucepan and add cold water to cover. Bring slowly to the boil and simmer for one hour. Add onions, potatoes, carrots, all peeled. Season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until vegetables are tender. Adjust seasoning. May be served alone or with cooked green cabbage or sprouts.

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