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Charity Chomp: Lorraine’s Lancashire Hotpot

Charity Chomp: Lorraine’s Lancashire Hotpot

Friday 04 November 2022

Charity Chomp: Lorraine’s Lancashire Hotpot

Friday 04 November 2022

Lamb, onions, carrots and potatoes are all in the mix for this hotpot which promises to "never disappoint".

This week's Charity Chomp is brought to you by Jersey Action Against Rape (JAAR), which provides long term counselling and support to survivors of sexual violence.

The recipe is one of several featured in the charity's 'Recipe and Walk' book, which brings together islanders' favourite tasty treats and whimsical walks.

It was put together by Lorraine McLean who commented: "Nearly 200 years after its creation, this is a wholesome dish that never disappoints, it can be dressed up for a dinner party, or eaten as a simple midweek supper meal."

(Serves eight)

Lorraine’s Lancashire Hotpot


  • 100g of butter or dripping

  • 900g stewing lamb

  • 3 lambs kidneys (optional)

  • 2 medium onions chopped

  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced

  • 25g plain flour

  • 2tsp of Worcestershire sauce

  • 500ml lamb or chicken stock

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 900g potatoes peeled and sliced



  1. Preheat the oven to 160C (140C Fan Oven) Gas 3.

  2. Heat small amount of butter or dripping in large casserole dish, and then brown the lamb, and once done lift to a plate. (Include the kidneys too if you have opted to use them).

  3. Fry onions and carrots with a little more butter or dripping until golden brown.

  4. Sprinkle in the flour, and cook for a couple of minutes, add the Worcestershire sauce and then pour in the stock, and bring to the boil.

  5. Stir in the lamb and kidneys and bay leaves and then remove from the heat.

  6. Arrange the sliced potatoes on top, (ideally use a mandolin) but if you haven’t got once use a knife and place on top of meat.

  7. Cover and then place in the oven for approx. 1.5 hours.

  8. Once cooked remove and brush potatoes with a little butter and grill for approx. 5 – 8 mins till golden brown and enjoy.


Remember, there's one key rule with Charity Chomp... if you think it's delicious, donate!

Click HERE to support Jersey Action Against Rape (JAAR).

...And why not treat yourself a copy of JAAR's recipe book? It's available in their shop.


This recipe first featured on Bailiwick Wellbeing, your free guide to wellness in work and island life to help you start the weekend - and week ahead - in the right way. Sign up now here.

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