I've been asked to do a lamb hotpot for dinner (I live with my mum, it was mum that asked me) but she wants me to do it in the slow cooker!
I have looked at several recipes all of which give cooking instructions in the oven and also odd fancy bits in.
I have lamb, carrots, potatoes, onions and leeks - and a slow cooker.
Can anyone just give me a brief outline of what the heck I'm doing please? :lol:
so glad this group is here
Just brown off the lamb in the slow cooker in a tiny bit of oil, just to give it some colour. You can chuck the onion (chopped up) in as well, put the rest of the stuff in with some stock (oxo type cube) or gravy, whichever you are using. Turn on the slow cooker and just keep checking and stirring it every hour or so. Just ensure it is not boiling dry, top up with water if you think it is getting too thick or low on juice.
So it doesn't actually matter whether the potato slices are placed right?
If you are putting your spuds on the top then just slice them but don't put them in until a couple of hours before you want to eat or they will just turn to mush.
All you need to do if you want the spuds on top is start at the edge and work your way in placing them in a circle till the top is covered. Don't worry about small gaps, the gravy will find its way through anyway.
Good luck !
Ahhh... so it's lamb stew really... why didn't she just say that?!
So how did it turn out Lotti?
I didnt think a slow cooker boiled,i bought one years ago ,put every thing in at nite. 4 o clock ? i can smell the loverly stew cooking .. OMG yummey xx
most don't boil dry but some do, I made the mistake of buying one without really looking at it and it has a vent hole in the lid. This then means that the steam (and therefore the liquid) escapes and the food boils dry if left.