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Lancashire Hotpot - Best Recipe

Potatoes that are crispy on top and nicely cooked through, soaking up the lovely flavours as they cook mixed with lamb that melts in your mouth.

Lancashire Hotpot
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Based on a Lancashire hotpot James Martin recipe, this is just the thing for this freezing weather and is so good. You can leave the lambs kidneys out if you really don't like them, but they do add to the taste. 

What to Serve with Lancashire Hotpot?

Braised Red Cabbage goes perfectly with hotpot. It's one of those dinners that you can eat again, even though you're full. I did a post on this a good age ago but it's so good it deserves another mention.

If you like Lancashire Hotpot you will most certainly like Lamb with Boulangère Potatoes.

The potatoes really do need to be cut thinly for this or they won't be half as nice and crispy on top at the end of cooking. 

A mandoline slicer really is the best way to cut potatoes thinly enough. Besides making Lancashire hotpot, you'll find it very useful in the kitchen.

Lancashire Hotpot Recipe

Ingredients in Lancashire Hotpot

  • Butter 
  • Boneless lamb steaks
  • Lambs kidneys - leave them out if you don't like them
  • Onions
  • Carrots 
  • Plain flour (all purpose)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot chicken stock
  • Bay leaf
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • Potatoes 

Recommended Equipment

Mandoline Slicer

Traditional Lancashire Hotpot 

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  1. wow, lancashire hotpot takes me back to school dinners (that is actually a good thing, we had a great chef at school before they changed company and started selling fast food). Once a week he would make hotpot and it was so delicious that i still remember it today!

  2. mmmm....very good Jaan. Now I'm hungry for sure! I think I am going to have to buy some lamb and soon!!

  3. If only you could deliver this to my door Jan - I could eat this right now - yum!

  4. I'm just about to put the dumplings into a beef stew - and I find myself salivating over your Lamb Hotpot recipe! LOL Gosh, but it looks good. I'll have to include it on the menu for next week, I think!

  5. Jan, I pray that one day I can dine at your table. Your food is always so bang-on good! :)

  6. The hotpot and red cabbage looks really yummy Jan!

  7. Hello Jan,
    I just found your recipe this week and decided to try it. I hate trying new recipes because my husband hates anything new. Well, I am happy to tell you that he loved this one. :)

    Thank you!

  8. Hi Lynda
    Thank you so much for letting me know, I'm really pleased it turned out well :)


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