Lancashire Hotpot with Crispy Sweet Potato Topping My Baba 27 October, 2019 Food, Recipes Makes 4 portions Prep time: 25 mins Cooking time: 2 1 This rich and delicious creation is our answer to a warming winter pie. You can’t rush it, so let it quietly bubble away while you get on with the day. Kidneys are a highly recommended super food for growing kids, but aren’t to everyone’s taste; leave them out if you prefer. Ingredients 1.2kg lamb neck, sliced salt and pepper 4 tablespoons butter and/or lard 4 lamb kidneys, cored, skinned and chopped quite small (optional) 500g onions, peeled and quartered 850ml beef stock 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 bay leaf 3 sprigs fresh thyme 500g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced melted butter for brushing Method Preheat the oven to 160°C. Season the lamb neck well with salt and pepper. Heat the butter and/or lard in a large, deep frying pan and brown the meat, a few pieces at a time, until golden on all sides. Set aside. Do the same with the kidneys. Heat a wide, flat casserole pot. Add a little more butter and/or lard, and slowly fry the onions until golden brown and soft. Add the meat and give everything a good stir to combine. Slowly pour in the stock and the Worcestershire sauce. Add the bay leaf and the fresh thyme and bring everything to a simmer. Simmer very gently for about 1 1/2 the meat starts to soften and the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange the sweet potato slices in a circular pattern on top of the meat, overlapping each one as you go. Brush with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Cover the casserole dish with a tight-fitting lid and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Take the lid off, turn the oven up to 190°C and cook for a further 20 minutes. Turn on the oven grill and grill the casserole for a minute or two to crisp up the potatoes. Serve hot. Recipe from Super Food for Superchildren READ NEXT Lorraine Pascale’s Malteser Cake Delicious Quorn Bacon Brie & Pear Salad For competitions and offers from our favourite brands, click here.