Karen Cargill’s Stovies
One of my favourite dishes is something so simple that was really known as ‘poor man’s food’ but it is the tastiest thing you’ll ever eat (just make sure you have some antacids on hand afterwards). I used to beg my mum to make this as its like a hug in a bowl, reminds me of home so much. Every year we used to have a Eurovision party and invite people to bring a dish, this was always mine....
1 kg potatoes
1 large white onion
400g diced lamb (a personal favourite but any meat can be used. Leftovers are great)
2 tablespoons beef dripping (vegetable oil can also be used but NOT butter as it will burn)
Beef stock cube
Salt & pepper
1. Take a large heavy bottomed lidded pan, on a low heat melt the beef dripping and add the sliced onions to soften.
2. While these are softening peel and slice your potatoes into 1cm thick pieces.
3. Add the lamb to the heated onions and dripping, still on a low heat.
4. Layer your potatoes over the top of the meat and onions.
5. Prepare your stock cube in boiling water and add.
6. Place the lid on the pot and leave on a low heat for 1 hour. Check to see that the water has evaporated, you can leave on for longer.
Serve with a glass of cold milk and some oatcakes or a slice of buttered bread.