Even though this dish — known as ballymaloe, or stobhach gaelach in the Irish language — started out as a meal for hard times, its delicious flavor belies its humble origins.
What you will need
Lamb or mutton, cut into chunks -- 2 pounds
Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds -- 2 pounds
Onions, chopped -- 2
Water -- 3 or 4 cups
Parsley, chopped -- 1/2 bunch
Salt and pepper -- to season