Sep 082011
Stovies a simple but classic Scottish dish that you cannot live without if you are a true Scot which apparently I am because I will not longer be able to live without it. Basically stovies consists of tatties (potatoes for the non Scots out there), onions, and meat. The meat that was traditionally used in the old days was whatever you had leftover from your Sunday dinner, such as lamb, beef or mutton.Scottish Stovies are/is (it really isn't plural) amazing. The pot roast on Saturday was mediocre at best. I tried to rush it as I did not get home until 4 pm. You can not rush pot roast. Maybe that should be my tip of the week LOL. It was turned into this wonderful mouth watering tender, flavorful, I'm sure it's not illegal dish. The aroma was out of this world. It did not look like would have enough to fill up my two hungry men (well 1 man and 1 teenager). Seconds were not needed though. It is very satisfying. This was four thumbs up (there are only 4 of us or I would give it more). It is one of the simplest meals that I have ever made and one of the most scrumptious.  I linked a video on facebook Around The World With Food –




4 tablespoons butter or lard (I used butter –  REAL butter)

2 medium to large onions finely chopped

2 pounds potatoes (which should peeled and cut into slices of various sizes no need to be neat)

Carrots chopped

Leftover pot roast (I used 5 good size slices but whatever you have will work)

Salt and black pepper (generous amount – I did a half a palm full)

Beef stock and 1/2 cup or water or what I did was add
Jar of chicken gravy (I don't care for the beef flavored ones) with a packet of beef bullion mixed in and I added the water so that it could boil


You will need a large heavy based pan with lid.

Put the butter into the pan and allow to become smoking hot and add the onions until translucent.

Add the sliced potatoes and carrots Cover the pot and cook for approximately 10 minutes, stirring regulary to prevent sticking.

Add the gravy, meat, salt & pepper and mix well. Again, cover the pot and cook SLOWLY until the thin potatoes are mushy and the thicker ones soft…approx. 30 – 60 minutes should be sufficient  Mine was 45 minutes. You should only stir it once or twice during this time – don't let out the flavors.

The dish can be garnished with parsley and served with oatcakes and a glass of milk.


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