Irish Potato Stew

Luck of the Irish Potato Stew

Knock Knock!

Who’s there?

Irish Stew

Irish Stew who?

Irish Stew in the name of the law!

Not the funniest joke, but thankfully this traditional Irish Potato Stew will go down a lot better with your guests on St Patrick’s Day.


2 pounds lamb cut into chunks
2 pounds white potatoes cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2 onions, chopped
3 to 4 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste


Layer half of the potatoes in the bottom of a Dutch oven.  Next add half of the onions.  Place all the lamb on top of the potatoes and onions.  Place the other half of the onions on top of the lamb and finish with the other half of the potatoes. 

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and add a small amount of parsley to the top.

Add enough water about 3 to 4 cups to come 2/3 of the way up the pan.  Place the pan over high heat and bring to a rapid boil.  Once boiling, place the heat on a low temperature and cover the pan. 

Cook for approximately 2 hours or until potatoes are fork tender.  Stew should become slightly thick.  Water can be added during cooking if stew become too thick for your liking.

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