White Irish stew


The essence of Irish stew is to use readily available seasonal ingredients. Traditionally it was a white stew of lamb, potatoes and very little else. This is our take on it. Use the best ingredients you can find - it will be worth it.


  • 2 big knobs butter
  • glug olive oil
  • 4 medium onions, cut into various sizes
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 large potatoes, cut into various sizes
  • 8 lamb chops, excess fat trimmed off and reserved - thick neck chops will be best (go to a butcher if you can)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 565ml/1 pint good-quality stock" class="recipe-ingredients__link">lamb stock
  • chopped parsley, optional