Potted Crab or Lobster

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

Potting is an old way of preserving meat or fish. We all scoff rillettes or confit de canard with glee but forget our own heritage. Almost anything can be potted, and in Scotland the butcher’s shops sell potted hough which is potted shin of beef. I particularly like potted crab which I think makes an excellent starter or light lunch dish. Potted lobster I once served as the savoury of a rather elaborate dinner party I did for the London Evening Standard. It was very wel