Perfectly seasoned lamb chops are lightly breaded then pan fried and simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce. This easy recipe has a little Greek flair that will make a definite lamb lover out of you!
I love lamb, but our family enjoys it only twice a year. My Greek family feasts upon leg of lamb for Christmas and again for Greek Easter. My mom is the only one who has ever prepared the lamb. She seasons it with lots of garlic and oregano, and then we drizzle lemon and olive oil over top. It is the most tender, succulent way to eat lamb.
For years, I’ve tried recreating some of my mom’s best recipes. But for some reason, they never taste as good as when she makes them. I’d follow her recipes, but she doesn’t have any! She’s been cooking the same foods for so long; she cooks purely by muscle memory at this point. She is an old country cook who eyeballs and tastes as she goes. I suppose the irony is that I do the same thing with my food. The difference is I record my recipes.
My Lamb Chops
Since I cannot do my mom’s lamb recipe justice, I decide to do what I always do; recreate this dish my way. I did this with pastitsio and with spanakopita. My twists on classic Greek recipes seem to be working for me. I figured I could be a renegade and do the same with lamb! I used lamb chops for this recipe as opposed to a big leg of lamb. The size of the lamb chops is better suited for my family. If you were preparing lamb for guests, I’d suggest a leg of lamb. Leg of lamb will give you far more meat than the chops.
The lamb chop is dredged in flour and then pan-fried until lightly golden in color. Stir in your tomatoes, broth, vinegar and seasoning and simmer your lamb chops until they are cooked through. This meal gets so much flavor from the bone-in lamb chops and that sauce; each component gets better with each passing minute that it cooks gently on the stove.
I’ll always love mom’s lamb for twice a year dining, but I love these lamb chops for meals in between!
Nutrition Information Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 599 Total Fat 38g Saturated Fat 18g Trans Fat 2g Unsaturated Fat 18g Cholesterol 155mg Sodium 1695mg Carbohydrates 15g Fiber 3g Sugar 5g Protein 51g