Recipe: Potes Mis Medi (Harvest Hot Pot)

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A complete meal in one pot, this dish was customarily used during the potato picking season, when it could be kept hot over an open fire and the pickers could help themselves as they finished a hard day in the field.


  • 1/2 lb bacon pieces
  • 1/2lb cubed lamb (uncooked)
  • 1lb potatoes
  • 1lb carrots
  • 1lb onions
  • 4 leeks
  • 2 pints water
  • 1/2lb swede or turnip
  • 1oz butter
  • 1oz wheaten flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Fry and brown the meats with melted butter in a large pot
    2. Add the peeled and cubed vegetables, water and seasoning to the pan
    3. Simmer gently for about 2 hours
    4. Serve with fresh brown bread

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