14 December 2008


I believe mutton is somewhat fashionable, but no-one's told the meat man at the farmers' market. I bought about 500g of stewing mutton today for just over a pound. Coooked it in the slowest oven for about 4 hours, with a mix of winter veg and served it with mash. The meat was falling off the bones but still moist thanks to a frankly alarming amount of fat. Fantastic cold weather food and it seems to me that the credit crunch is going to taste of childhood. All that was missing was the dumplings and pearl barley. And rice pudding after.

(PS you can see from the link above that Prince Charles likes a bit of mutton. As if we didn't know.)

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