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Crunchy topping, appley tang


Make sure you cut those apples thinley though.

Paul R Smith
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:571
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st January 2013
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Literally 'Hunters' Stew', Jachtschotel is popular throughout the Netherlands and is an excellent way of using leftover meat and potatoes.


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Mise en place

  • Keep in the apple slices in a bowl of water to which lemon juice has been added, until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 190° C (375° F - gas 5).


  1. Melt half of the butter in a pan and add the onions.
  2. Fry until soft and golden-brown and mix with the stock and the meat.
  3. Grease a casserole or baking dish with 15 g of butter.
  4. Add half the meat, in a layer, in the bottom of the dish.
  5. Cover with half the potatoes and then all of the apples.
  6. Add the remaining meat and finish with a layer of the remaining potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and pour over the remaining 30 g butter which has been melted.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.


You do not have to stick to one sort of meat. Use whatever combination you like. However, I am not sure about the wisdom (for safety reasons) of using pork, as this meat should not be re-cooked.

Agreeing with Julia regarding the pork, I scratch cooked pork loins in a nice soup for this dish as that's what the apples go best with.

Chef's notes

There was not enough mashed potato to layer as described so I just added the meat and soup, a layer of apples and then the mashed potato and breadcrumbs.

I should have realised that at 190° the apples would never cook. They were barely warm! They either need to be on the very top, very thinly sliced or maybe even grated.

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