County Cork Irish Stew


County Cork Irish Stew

This is one of the Saint Patrick's Day recipes my family makes every year. It's hearty and delicious, and everyone who tastes it says it's a great Irish dinner recipe.


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Cooking Time40 min


  • 8 small lamb chops, thawed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • parsley
  • bay Leaves
  • peppercorns
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • 1 pound potatoes (3-4 medium)
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large leek (white part), thin sliced
  • 12 small white onions
  • 1 1/2 cup celery stalks, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup peas
  • chopped fresh parsley


  1. Season chops with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in saucepan wide enough to hold all chops in a single layer.
  3. Brown on both sides.
  4. Spoon off any melted fat and add enough water to cover chops.
  5. Bring to a boil and add parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns, thyme and rosemary to taste, enclosed in cheesecloth.
  6. Lower heat and simmer.
  7. Meanwhile, peel potatoes and shape into bite sized rounds.
  8. Chop trimmings from potatoes into small pieces.
  9. Add potatoes, trimmings, cabbage, onion, well-rinsed leek, white onions and celery to chops and liquid.
  10. Simmer 20 minutes then add peas. Add a little more water if needed during cooking.
  11. Simmer 10 minutes more or until potatoes are tender. Correct seasoning. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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