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Lobscouse

A dish developed in Lancashire during the early 18th century. It consisted of chopped, boiled potatoes, mixed with a small quantity of meat and formed into a hash with onions and seasoning. It was probably developed by the immigrant Irish community, as potatoes had yet to become popular in this country, for all but the very poor. It could have been based on lapskaus/lapskojs - a similar Scandinavian dish.

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