Catholic Recipe: Irish Stew
This lamb stew makes a festive Irish meal for St. Patrick's Day.
Roll lamb chunks in mixture of flour, salt, and pepper; brown in hot oil. Add garlic, onion, and celery; brown slightly. Add tarragon, water, and sugar. Simmer, covered, 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until lamb is tender. Add vegetables (except peas) and simmer, covered, about 30 minutes. Add peas and cook 15 minutes longer or until tender. Thicken gravy with additional flour, if desired. Makes 4 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965