Was home with a cold for two days this week, and saw a food show where some well known chef made a speed version of Lancashire hot pot. She basically just chucked a few pieces of neck of lamb with sliced onions in a frying pan, seasoned it and sprinkled it with flour and then put it in a big pot that she whacked in the oven with a covering lid of sliced potatoes. Total preparation time: 3 minutes. That included slicing the onions and potatoes... So I figured I had to try.