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Pot Roast Beef Brisket

Prep: Less than 30 mins
Cook: Over 2 Hrs
Serves: 5 to 6


For the beef

For the potato latkes


  1. For the beef season the beef all over with the salt and lots of black pepper. Heat two tablespoons of the oil in a large flameproof casserole and brown the beef over a fairly high heat for 8 to 10 mins turning every couple of minutes. Preheat the oven to Gas 3.
  2. While the beef is frying thinly slice 2 onions. Remove the beef from the casserole and put it to 1 side. Add the onions to the casserole and fry for 5 mins or until nicely browned stirring regularly. Add a little more oil if the onions begin to stick
  3. Stir in the thyme and bay leaf and cook for 20-30 seconds more stirring. Return the beef to the casserole. Stir the tomato purée into the hot beef stock and pour around the beef. Add the wine and bring to a gentle simmer on the hob.
  4. Cover with a lid and place in the oven. Cook for 3 Hrs. After about 1½ Hrs take out  of the oven and turn the beef. If you press it with a fork the meat will feel very firm.
  5. While the beef is cooking prepare the vegetables. Cut the remaining onions into  half from root to tip and then cut each half into four. Peel the carrots and cut into 3cm/1¼in chunks trim the celery and cut into 4cm/1½in lengths.
  6. Heat another tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry the onions for 5 mins stirring occasionally. Add the carrots and celery and cook for a further 5 mins over a medium heat until the onions are softened and all the vegetables are lightly browned, stirring regularly.
  7. Remove the beef from the oven and take off the lid. Press the beef with a fork. You should be able to feel it becoming much softer (If not return to the oven for a further 30 mins before adding the vegetables).
  8. Turn the beef over and nestle all the sautéed vegetables around it. Cover with the lid again and return to the oven for a further 1 to 2 Hrs or until the beef is very tender and yields completely to the pressure of a spoon.
  9. For the potato latkes whisk the egg and egg yolk together in a small bowl. Peel the onion and coarsely grate on a board. Place in a large colander Peel all the potatoes and coarsely grate. Add to the onions and mix well.
  10. Take the colander to the sink and using your hands squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible from the onion and potatoes. Do this in 4 to 5 batches and put the squeezed vegetables in a large clean bowl as you go. Add the beaten eggs flour salt and parsley or chives (if using) to the onion and potatoes. Season with lots of black pepper and mix well.
  11. Pour two tablespoons of the oil into a large non stick frying pan and place over a low medium heat. Take a handful of the potato mixture and form into a  loose ball. Place in the pan and flatten with a spatula until around 1.5cm/½in thick. Repeat with 3 more balls of the potato until you have 4 latkes cooking at the same time.
  12. Cook the latkes for 6 to 8 mins on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Don’t be tempted to increase the heat or the latkes with be burnt on the outside before they are ready in the middle. Put on a baking tray and set aside  while you cook the remaining eight latkes in exactly the same way Add an extra 2 Tbspns of sunflower oil to the pan between batches.
  13. Preheat the oven to Gas 6. When you are almost ready to serve the latkes reheat on the baking tray in the oven for 10 to 15 mins or until hot and crisp.

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Contact Details

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Dolwen Farm Shop
Cefn Fran
North Wales
LL22 8NH

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