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Yorkshire Fry

Vegetarians, avert your eyes now.

A Yorkshire Fry is a mix of offal and stewing meat, with herbs and onions, cooked slowly, until tender – and delicious.

Put this in a slow cooker and come home a few hours later to the most tantalizing  aroma imaginable wafting along your hallway.

This was standard fare in many Yorkshire working class homes – cheap, tasty, very easy to prepare, and nutritious.


  • Ilb (450g/16oz) fry: a mix of heart, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads and thinly sliced stewing meat.
  • 1lb (450g/16oz) chopped onions
  • One level teaspoon each of freshly chopped sage, thyme and marjoram
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 (20 fl oz)pint of water


  1. Put all the ingredients into a covered casserole
  2. Cook in a slow oven until tender – about 3 hours, or longer
  3. Add a little gravy browning if desired

I told you it was easy!

Source: Chris Lambert of Embsay, originally published in Yorkshire Recipes, published by Sue Ryder Care, Manorlands Hospice, July 2004.

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