Traditional Irish Stew the Bailey
  • 3 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 pounds boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 stalks celery, trimmed and ribs cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. In a 7 to 8-quart kettle simmer lamb, parsley, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste in 4 cups broth, covered, 1 1/2 hours. To lamb mixture add potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and remaining 2 cups broth and simmer, covered, 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour and oil until smooth and stir into simmering stew until well incorporated. Simmer stew, uncovered, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes, and season with salt and pepper.
Back many years in the 1500's my Irish folk left for the new world. Bringing with them love of life & food. This is just one of the good dishes.