Actually, we did.I bet they knicked the idea from someone else.
I’ve mentioned this before. This is scouse as my granny’s family knew it from Liverpool. My Mrs family are all from Stoke and they grew up on the same thing. As, I guess, did anyone brought up on “all in stew” in the UK, Ireland, or anywhere, for that matter.Actually, we did.
The story is that the recipe was originally brought in by either German or Dutch seamen and it was originally Lobskaus or Lapskaus.
It was then modified and was made up of any scrag ends and cheap cuts of meat. Also any vegetables that may have been to hand, hence there is no definitive recipe.
Beef, mutton, pork could all be used, pot was kept on the go and hence any tough meat would be softened by extended cooking.
My grans was the best ever.*
*So was everyone else's gran's ...