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How do I cook lamb shanks?

(8 Posts)
FrostyAndSlippery Sun 19-Dec-10 14:53:12

Without a slow cooker?

Maybe including mint as my DSS is mad for lamb and mint combo

Nettlerash Sun 19-Dec-10 14:57:14

I made a casserole out of them a couple of weeks ago. I put veg,lamb shanks and a bit of mint into the gravy along with other bits and bobs into the oven and just left it to cook.

sethstarofbethlehemsmum Sun 19-Dec-10 14:58:27

in the oven or on the hob, slowly.

FrostyAndSlippery Sun 19-Dec-10 15:00:35

That sounds good, how long roughly would 3 of them take? Or rather how do I know when they are cooked?

sethstarofbethlehemsmum Sun 19-Dec-10 15:03:21

they're cooked when the meat begins to fall off the bone easily.
3-4 hours maybe?

sethstarofbethlehemsmum Sun 19-Dec-10 15:04:22

you won't do them any harm by overcooking so err on the side of over rather than under.

FrostyAndSlippery Sun 19-Dec-10 15:17:50

Thanks that's great. Was planning on doing roast lamb but these were cheaper and we are already having a roast at Xmas anyway. This'll make a nice change

Nettlerash Sun 19-Dec-10 16:05:22

I left them in until the veg were cooked so maybe a couple of hours but like seth said they were still lovely and tender even having been in for that amount of time.

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