County Cork Irish Stew

Serves 4
Season chops with salt & pepper.
Heat oil in saucepan wide enough to hold all chops in a single layer.
Brown on both sides.
Spoon off any melted fat and add enough water to cover chops.
Bring to a boil and add parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns, thyme & rosemary enclosed in cheesecloth.
Lower heat and simmer.

Meanwhile, peel potatoes and shape into bite sized rounds.
Chop trimmings from potatoes into small pieces.
Add potatoes, trimmings, cabbage, onion, well-rinsed leek, boiling onions & celery to chops and liquid.
Simmer 20 minutes then add peas.
Add a little more water if needed during cooking.

Simmer 10 minutes more or until potatoes are tender.
Correct seasoning.
Garnish with parsley and serve.