This was one of the first Tom Kerridge recipe’s I cooked. I love Kerridge, I love lasagne…what can go wrong? This is just the type of food that was the influence for Slow The Cook Down. Cooking up this lasagne, along with a host of other recipes from Kerridge, was my Sunday chill out time. Slowly drinking wine, slowly cooking, happy days before the onslaught of another Monday morning commute.
The first time I made the dish, it did take me 8 hours and dinner was served at 11pm…by a drunk mad woman. It was delicious though and gave us 3 days of left overs, and as is often the way, the leftovers tasted AWESOME.
I revisited the recipe this weekend, and the good news was, it only took 6 hours and the results were still fantastic! Kerridge is all about strong, bold flavours, and this dish is no exception. Time is taken to get a really rich ragu, browning the mince and sweetening the tomatoes. The white sauce is flavoursome and infused with thyme, not the usual floury gloop you can end up with.
Have a chilled out Sunday, take your time, take some wine, and you will be blown away by the end result!
You can find this recipe, and a load of other tasty treats, in his book ‘Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes‘