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Lancashire "Lobbys"

What's the big idea?

Originating from the area around Wigan in Lancashire, "Lobbys" or "Lobby" is a dish which has no fixed, set-in-stone recipe, as originally whatever leftover food and seasonal vegetables were avaiable would be "lobbed" into the pot. Over the years the recipe has standardised somewhat into a sort of corned beef hash, which is still popular in the Wigan area; indeed the people of the Wigan area are sometimes know as "lobby gobblers" by their neighbours!

Serve with warm, crusty bread and butter.

Shopping List

Here's the list of what you need:

  • 1 whole tin (300-400g) of Corned Beef
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 1lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped

What To Do

  • Remove the corned beef from its tin and dice it into cubes
  • Place the corned beef into a large saucepan. Add 2 pints of water and the stock cubes (crumbled)
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat until simmering
  • Add the vegetables to the saucepan and continue to simmer until the vegetables are ready to eat
  • Add more water if needed during the cooking process
  • Remove from the heat and serve in bowls with warm, crusty bread

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