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- 4 potatoes, thinly sliced
- 4 medium onions, thinly sliced
- 6 carrots, sliced
- 1 lb. canadian bacon, chopped
- 3 lbs. lamb chops or beef for stew, 1-inch thick, trimmed, and cut into small pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 4 potatoes, halved
- fresh parsley, finely chopped
- To make Irish stew, all the ingredients are assembled in layers in a large stew pot.
- Begin with layers of sliced potatoes, onions, and carrots.
- Top with a layer of Canadian bacon and lamb.
- Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
- Repeat these steps until all the ingredients are used.
- Arrange the halved potatoes on top of the stew, but not in contact with the water, so they can steam as the rest is cooking.
- Simmer over a very low heat for about 2 hours.
- Sprinkle liberally with the chopped parsley and serve in soup bowls.
Speak Irish during dinner! Here are a few phrases:
Go raibh maith agat. [Pronunciation: Guh row mah aguth (row as in cow)]
Tá fáilte romhat. [Pronunciation: Thaw foil-cheh roath]
Dia dhuit. [Pronunciation: Djee-ah gwitch]
What is your name?
Cad is ainm duit? [Pronunciation: Codh is anam gwitch]
My name is Tiffany.
Tiffany is ainm dom. [Pronunciation: Tiffany is aman dhum]
How are you?
Conas tá tú? [Pronunciation: Kunas thaw thoo]
I am fine.
Tá me go maith. [Pronunciation: Thaw may guh mah]