Irish Stew With Dumplings

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Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
2 hrs 15 mins

Hearty and heart-warming, this stew was transplanted from Ireland to New England. From that chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the stew: cut the meat into small pieces, season and dredge with flour.
  2. Melt bacon drippings in a heavy skillet and brown the meat; add onions and cook until golden.
  3. Add enough stock or water to cover meat.
  4. Add turnip, carrots, celery and parsley; simmer for two hours.
  5. Add cubed potatoes and cook more rapidly until potatoes are done.
  6. To make the dumplings: sift dry ingredients together, cut in fat and add enough milk to give a smooth drop batter.
  7. Drop by spoonfuls over the top of the stew (the stew should be kept boiling hot).
  8. Cover the pot and allow dumplings to steam 15 minutes without lifting cover.