Luck Of The Irish Stew



  1. Combine lamb, broth, onions, pepper, and bay leaf.
  2. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
  3. Skim off the fat.
  4. Add potatoes, carrots, dried thyme, and basil and simmer, covered, for 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Stir together the cold water and flour.
  7. Add flour mixture to stew and cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Season to taste with salt.
  10. Garnish with thyme.