Comforting Scottish Stovies
Stovies is a delicious one pot Scottish comfort food using up leftover roast.
BBC Good Food
lard or butter
peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (400g prepped weight)
peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
leftover roast meat
lamb or beef, or corned beef, cubed
peeled and cut in to 1.5 inch cubes
beef or lamb stock
Heat the lard or butter in a medium sized saucepan. Add the onion and fry for 10 mins over a low-medium heat until softened. Add the swede, carrot and celery and fry for 5 mins.
Stir in the meat, if using leftover roast lamb or beef, then the potatoes. Pour over the stock and season generously, bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer.
Cook covered for 30-45 or until the vegetables have softened. Some cook their stovies until the potatoes have broken down completely.
If you’re using corned beef, add this to the pan 20 mins before the end of cooking.
Serve with oatcakes, or crusty bread.
Pamela Powered Inc. www.downtonabbeycooks.com