Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Crust

lamb chopI’ve only had lamb prepared two ways – grilled or roasted. I’ve never pan fried it. I’m not a big fan of pan frying in general, but Lamb Chops with Mustard Herb Crust (Nov Everyday Food) proved me wrong. This was a very quick (albeit expensive) weeknight meal. I spent $30 on enough lamb for the four of us. Eek. You brush the lamb with dijon mustard that’s been mixed with garlic, then bread it with breadcrumbs, rosemary, Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese. Pan fry it and that’s it. Wow. So simple, yet so flavorful. I would skip the cheese since I don’t think it really added anything. And I think I might whip up a quick little pan sauce to go with it next time. But this was a real winner! The lamb was tender and I could carefully monitor the doneness. The breadcrumbs stuck and the mustard and herbs gave it a really nice taste. They were crunchy on the outside and beautifully done on the inside.

5 Responses to Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Crust

  1. Alexandra says:

    Wow! I can almost smell this cooking. Yum! I love lamb but have become almost a vegetarian of late. Next time my daughter comes out with her new husband, I’m cooking this!

  2. This does look good. I was never a big fan of lamb until our neighbors prepared it on the grill. I think I’m almost ready to try this at home!

  3. marthaandme says:

    This was very, very easy and quick. If only lamb was not so expensive.

  4. megcline says:

    I”m making this for dinner this week (since, thankfully grass fed lamb chops are on sale at my local grocer… otherwise, like you mentioned, a pricey weeknight dinner!) What did you serve it with? I noticed EF didn’t have the match-ups in the back of their Nov issue like they usually do.

    Thanks for the continued inspiration, and happy (belated) Martha-versary to you!

  5. marthaandme says:

    Hi Meg. I don’t remember what I had with this! I am drawing a complete blank. Sorry.

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