Saturday 22 October 2011

Not a Lancashire hotpot

Here is my very simple version of a hotpot, there is nothing traditional about it. I tend to work with what I’ve got and throw it all in, so I’ve estimated quantities as best I can. It’s a great way to use up any leftovers from your Sunday (or Tuesday) roast.

300~400g of leftover roast pork

4 large carrots

1 large onion

olive oil

1 tbsp plain flour

300ml vegetable stock

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tbsp Worcester sauce

3 medium potatoes

Cut the pork and carrots into bite size chunks.

Chop the onion and fry gently in olive oil until softened.

Stir in 1 tbsp of flour and cook for 1~2 mins.

Add the pork and mix well.

Gradually add the stock, stirring as you go.

Mix in a tbsp each of tomato puree and Worcester sauce.

Add the carrots, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins.

Meanwhile slice the potatoes and place in a saucepan.

Pour boiling water over them and simmer for 5 minutes.

Put the pork mixture in a casserole dish.

Drain the potatoes and arrange on top.

Bake in the oven at 180 C or Gas Mark 4 for 1 1/2 hours.


You could add any other veg you fancy, along with the carrots and maybe swap the potatoes for sweet potatoes as the topping.

Sorry there is no photo, my camera battery died and there was no way the hungry hordes were going to wait while it charged! 

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Writing recipes is not my forte and I may have left something crucial out.


Ali said...

look good Fi, love seeing your recipes :)

Anonymous said...

I've coppied this down and when we get some pork in I'll be cooking this for us.
Thanks for another delicious recepie.

Sian said...

Sounds very tasty - and you are right: we often have a roast mid week instead of the weekend (I think it's a sign of rebellion against my mum's Sunday only!)

Melissa said...

Oh yummy! That's how most of my recipes are, too. Just add this and that and stir and a little more of this or that! We have some leftover roast right now, so I just might have to try this today.

humel said...

Looks good and clear to me :) I'll have to try it out - The Doctor would like it I think! (The Children wouldn't, but they're so darn fussy that there's very little they do like....)