Lamb is another type of meat that we use a lot back home… and my favorite cut are those nice little chops that are so delicious 🙂 Unfortunately lamb is not the cheapest kind of meat so it may not be so easy to eat it regularly. And maybe for this reason, every time we cook rosemary roast lamb chops and potatoes, it’s like a little treat 🙂
Not everyone likes lamb because it can have quite a strong taste. But I find that if you clean the meat from all the fat, the taste becomes less strong. But one of the things that I like the most from the lamb chops is precisely the fat around the meat that I always try to make as crispy as possible… but if you prefer, remove part of the fat (don’t remove it all otherwise the chops become too dry).
I find that rosemary and lamb are a perfect combination. And if you ad garlic to it, then it becomes perfection. Typically lamb chops are either grilled or fried but I prefer to bake it. It’s healthier and the flavour is still there… This is one of my boyfriend’s favourite dishes and I like to cook it on special occasions… If you like lamb you have to try it 🙂
Rosemary roast lamb chops and potatoes
- 8 lamb chops
- Cooked potatoes chopped into small chunks
- 4 rosemary springs
- 4 garlic gloves chopped
- 250 g sherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Dried rosemary to season
- Olive oil as needed
- Preheat the oven - 200C
- Season the chops with salt, pepper and a pinch of dried rosemary.
- Heat some olive oil in a flameproof roasting tin - if you don't have one, use an oven proof frying pan.
- Brown the lamb chops for 2 min on each side, then remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add more olive oil to the pan, add the potatoes and fry them for 4-5 min, until it starts to brown.
- Remove the rosemary from the springs and add to the potatoes. Add the garlic and the reserved lamb chops.
- Place the pan in the oven and roast for 20 min. After this time, scatter the tomatoes over the pan and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Place back in the oven for 5 min, until the tomatoes just begin to split.
- Remove from the oven and serve straight from the baking tray.