Oxtail Casserole

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

This lovely, rich casserole is better made the day before, and it freezes beautifully.


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Mustard powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Season the flour with mustard, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Toss the oxtail pieces in the seasoned flour, then sauté them in a large pan in half of the butter with the carrots, onions, and bouquet garni until they are a good brown color. Moisten with the brandy and set it alight. When the flames die, add the garlic and mix well. Pour in the wine, mix again, and bring to a boil.

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