Idi Amin’s Favourite Exeter Stew

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Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

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  • 2 lb mutton with bones in or goat meat (there had to be many bones, otherwise Amin threw a fit)
  • 2 oz flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 onions
  • 3 turnips
  • 2 tbsp fat
  • 2 tbsp vinegar


  • Boil the meat in 4 pints of water with salt and vinegar.
  • Fry onions in fat until brown, stir in flour, and add this to the boiling meat together with chopped turnips.
  • Cook for two hours until the sauce is thick and the meat tender.