Enveloped Kidneys in Their Suet

Preparation info
  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

This is the simplest method of producing perfect kidneys, if you have a butcher who sells lamb kidneys still covered in their own suet. They are utterly succulent, tender, and juicy.


  • 3 lamb’s kidneys in their suet per person


Trim the suet so that it is about ¼ inch all around the kidney. Place the kidneys on a rack in a roasting pan and cook in a preheated oven at 450°F for about 30 minutes or until the suet is browned on the outside. Test with a sharp-pointed little knife,